Agents of the National Bureau of Investigation arrested a Chinese national in Lapu-Lapu City for illegal practice of medicine and selling of pharmaceutical products without registration from the Food and Drug Administration.
NBI Officer-In-Charge Eric B. Distor identified the suspect as Ke Liangpeng, who was arrested in Barangay Soong by combined members of the NBI Office of the Deputy Director for Regional Operations Service, NBI-Central Visayas Regional Office-7, FDA Visayas Cluster Office, and Lapu-Lapu City Police.
The arrest stemmed from a certification issued by Director Jesusa Joyce Cunanan, chief for Drug Regulation and Research of FDA in Manila, that Liangpeng has no authority or license to sell and dispense pharmaceutical products.
A buy-bust was conducted in Teakwood Subdivision, Barangay Soong in Lapu-Lapu City resulting in the seizure of several boxes of unregistered, mislabelled and unbranded pharmaceutical products worth P10 million.
Liangpeng was also caught receiving the marked money in exchange for the antibiotic drug he prescribed to an NBI poseur-buyer.
The prescribed medicine was not registered with the FDA.
During the operation, operatives discovered several hospital beds allegedly for Chinese patients seeking medical treatment from the suspect.