MANILA - Unregistered beauty and whitening products worth an estimated P10 million were confiscated during a raid on a condominium in Quezon City on Thursday, authorities said.
Among the products confiscated from the condominium of a certain Michelle Cablayan were gluthathione injectables, capsules, and lotion, said the city police director, Chief Supt. Guillermo Eleazar.
The raid on Cablayan's condominium was done after unregistered beauty products worth P2 million were seized from another house in the same city owned by Cablayan and a certain Lillian Marte.
Without registration from the Food and Drug Administration, consumers cannot be sure that a certain product is safe, said Guillermo Danipog, a deputy officer from the FDA's Regulatory Enforcement Unit.
Cablayan said she was not aware that the products they were importing from the United States and Italy were not accredited in the Philippines.
Authorities will check if the items seized from the condominium in Tandang Sora are counterfeit.
Earlier this month, the FDA ordered dermatological and cosmetic giant Belo Medical to stop selling some of its beauty and whitening products, which were allegedly unregistered.
- with a report from Angel Movido, ABS-CBN News