Duo held over bogus Covid-19 vaccines after report lodged by medical officer

PETALING JAYA: Two suspects have been arrested for allegedly offering bogus Covid-19 vaccines.

Bukit Aman Commercial Crime Investigation Department (CCID) director Datuk Mohd Kamarudin Md Din said the case came to light after a report was lodged on June 14 by a medical officer.

The medical officer alleged that packages for Covid-19 vaccines were being sold for RM450 to Malaysians, and RM800 to foreigners.

"Two suspects believed to be involved in the sale of the packages were arrested on June 16, and have been remanded for two days.

"Investigations showed that the suspects had offered the packages on Facebook and via phone calls.

"Customers will supposedly be registered under the Selangor Covid-19 Vaccination Programme via the Selangkah application and listed in the programme," he said in a statement on Thursday (June 17).

The suspects told police that 30 people had been contacted with 10 expressing interest in purchasing the packages.

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