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Alleged fake drugs seized in Lucena, Quezon

The National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) seized boxes containing suspected fake medicines inside a house in Lucena City, Quezon.

According to John Consulta’s report on ''24 Oras Weekend'' on Saturday, authorities found medicines for fever, cough, cold, hypertension, and antibiotics.

“Ang National Bureau of Investigation po ay nakatanggap ng impormasyon na di umano ay nagkalat ang pekeng gamot dito sa Lungsod ng Lucena at iba’t-ibang parte ng Quezon Province,” said NBI Quezon chief Bernard Dela Cruz.

(The National Bureau of Investigation has received information on the alleged proliferation of fake medicines in the City of Lucena and other parts of Quezon Province.)

“Kaya naman po kami ay nag-imbestiga at nag-resulta ng paga-apply ng search warrant sa natukoy naming suspect,” he added.

(That’s why we conducted an investigation and applied for a search warrant against the suspect.)

According to the NBI, the suspect does not have a license to sell medicines and delivers the alleged fake drugs to small stores in various locations in the province.

The NBI said the suspect will face charges for violations of the FDA Act of 2009, the Pharmacy Law, and the Special Law on Counterfeit Drugs. It also said the suspect could be jailed for up to 10 years.

GMA Integrated News is trying to reach out to the suspect for a comment, who is now detained at NBI Lucena. — Vince Angelo Ferreras/VBL, GMA Integrated News