BY JEFFREY DAMICOG
National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) agents have arrested two foreigners for possession of large volumes of unregistered Chinese medicines and health products in Mabalacat City, Pampanga, officials reported Thursday.
NBI Officer-In-Charge Eric Distor identified the two suspects as Chinese woman Bing Liu and Indonesian man Jhon Michael.
Distor said the duo were arrested last Oct. 7 at a condominium unit at the Clark Free Port Zone by agents of the NBI Central Luzon Regional Office (NBI-CELRO) during the implementation of a search warrant issued by Regional Trial Court (RTC) Branch 66 of Capas, Tarlac.
The agents were accompanied by representatives of the Clerk Development Corporation (CDC) and the Food and Drug Administration (FDA).
The NBI-CELRO acted on the report of the CDC which said that illegal activities were being committed by “a group of Chinese nationals headed by a certain Luk Foo.”
During the operation, the NBI said the two foreigners were “found to be in possession of a large volume of unregistered Chinese medicines and other health products.”
The two foreigners were presented for inquest before the Mabalacat City Prosecutor’s Office for violating the Food and Drug Cosmetics Act and the Food and Drug Administration Act.
“Seized items were properly inventoried for presentation to the court upon return of the search warrants,” the NBI said. (Jeffrey Damicog)