A Chinese national identified as Ke Liangping was arrested in Lapu-Lapu City in Cebu for allegedly selling unregistered Chinese medicines and running a clinic in his home in Teakwood Subdivision, Barangay Soong.
According to the National Bureau of Investigation Central Visayas (NBI-7), Liangping was nabbed in a buy-bust operation at his house on July 24, where authorities seized PHP 10 million worth of medicines and also found several hospital beds.
Some of the confiscated medicines were purportedly used as treatment for coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19).
The NBI added that Liangping was popular among Chinese nationals residing in nearby areas. During NBI’s operation, the suspect had one patient with intravenous attached to her arm, while another patient called to set an appointment for acupuncture treatment.
NBI-7 coordinated with the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for the buy-bust operation after they received reports from residents about Liangping, who introduced himself as a medical doctor in China but has no legal documents to support the claim.