P40-M worth of unregistered COVID-19 medicine from China seized in Manila warehouse

ABS-CBN News

Posted at May 01 2020 02:00 PM

The unregistered medicine was shipped along with personal protective equipment (PPEs) and masks, NBI and the Bureau of Customs found. Niko Baua, ABS-CBN News

MANILA - Some P40 million worth of unregistered medicine from China were seized at a warehouse in Malate, Manila on Friday. 

According to the National Bureau of Investigation, this is believed to be "Carrymycin" the same brand used by some coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) patients to cure the disease. 

The cargo was declared as "personal effects," according to authorities. 

The medicines were shipped along with personal protective equipment (PPEs) and masks, NBI and the Bureau of Customs found. 

The said drug from China is not registered with the Food and Drug Administration.


-- Report from Niko Baua, ABS-CBN News