Three people were arrested for allegedly selling Sinovac COVID-19 vaccines, John Consulta reported on “24 Oras.”
The National Bureau of Investigation Task Force Against Illegal Drugs arrested Kour Singh, Calvin Roca, and Alexis de Guzman, a registered nurse in Manila.
Authorities seized 300 doses of Sinovac’s CoronaVac in an icebox from the suspects.
“Three weeks ago, we received a report [that] there’s a group of people who’s selling vaccines to the public. We used undercover agents during the surveillance, and undercover work at this group was offering thousands of vaccines,” NBI TFAID chief Ross Jonathan Galicia said.
According to the NBI, the suspects usually sell the vaccines to Philippine Offshore Gaming Operators workers.
“[They’re cooperating.] They already named the personalities involved, but we’re not yet ready to divulge [the identities of the] subjects because we’re going to conduct a follow-up,” Galicia added.
“This cannot happen because masisira ‘yong programa ng gobyerno natin [it will damage the government’s program] to vaccinate everyone fairly or equally,” he added.
3 arrested for allegedly selling Sinovac vaccines
The suspects were brought to the Department of Justice for appropriate documentation and filling of cases for violation of the Food and Drug Administration Act.
According to Sotto, last weekend, there was a report that the alleged fixers were allegedly inserting into the queue and making money from it.
He said he would not allow anyone to disturb and take advantage of the vaccination queue.
“‘Yung isa merong profiler namin mismo nagtatrabaho within the vaccination team, isinisingit niya talaga, binibigyan niya ng appointment, buti may nagsalita nga about dito,” Sotto said in an interview on the program “Sakto” on Tuesday morning.
The mayor has left it to the legal office to determine the appropriate case against the two fixers.
Sotto is also tracking down other vaccine fixers.