CLARK FREEPORT -- The recent joint operation of the National Bureau of Investigation (NBI), Food and Drug Administration (FDA), and Clark Development Corporation (CDC), which netted three Chinese nationals allegedly selling unlicensed medicines, has shown how serious government is in its fight against illegal activities in the time of Covid-19 pandemic.
Noel Tulabut, Communication Department manager of the state-owned corporation, stated "CDC doesn't and will not condone any form of illegal activities such as those alleged vending and distribution of unlicensed or unregistered medicines."
On June 4, 2020, investigators from the CDC Public Safety Division, together with the NBI and FDA personnel, conducted an inspection in three establishments including 9999 Supermarket, former Shong Nong Hai Restaurant, and Domehouse.
The authorities reportedly found several boxes of Chinese medical equipment, medicines and other products.
The supermarket allegedly sells Chinese medicines which are prohibited by the FDA law. The half portion of the supermarket was closed by the FDA personnel pending the examination of the confiscated products.
Three Chinese nationals were taken to the NBI office in the City of San Fernando, Pampanga for documentation.