Over 40 million pesos worth of alleged Chinese made medicine to fight COVID-19 that are being sold got confiscated by the members of the National Bureau of Investigation-Special Action Unit (NBI-SAU) and from the Bureau of Customs after they conducted a raid in a warehouse in Malate, Manila.
The authorities discovered that the medicines are the same type of what the NBI confiscated a week ago from a Chinese businessman in an entrapment operation.
According to NBI-SAU Chief Emeterio Dongallo Jr., there was an increase in demand to supply the said Chinese medicine as it advertised that it can cure the disease brought by COVID-19.
Yet, it was determined that the alleged COVID-19 medicine doesn’t have approval from the Food and Drug Administration and it is subject to further investigation and study.
It was also found out that there are five Chinese nationals when the joint forces of NBI-SAU and Bureau Customs raided the warehouse.