Three individuals were nabbed by the Royal Malaysia Police (PDRM) over the suspicion of trying to sell Covid-19 vaccines to the public.
According to the Star, Kuala Lumpur police chief, Datuk Azmi Abu Kassim said that they receive a report from a Covid-19 Immunisation Task Force (CITF) research officer regarding the matter.
He said that the initial investigations found that the suspects had randomly called up members of the public and offered them 2 doses of Covid-19 vaccines at RM420. Raids were then conducted in Putrajaya and Brickfields on Wednesday (June 23).
Two women and a man aged between 23 to 50 year-old were being arrested following the raid. Meanwhile, 6 mobile phones and various other documents were confiscated too.
“Payment would only be made once the vaccines were administered,” he said.
Azmi added that the case is being investigated under Sections 420 and 511 of the Penal Code for attempted fraud.
On the other hand, the chief secretariat of the federal territories’ Covid-19 immunisation task force (CITF) had confirmed that the Covid-19 vaccines supply guarantee special committee (JKJAV) had yet to approve any 3rd party for the vaccine sale, as reported by FMT.
Meanwhile, Azmi remind the public to not believe in any offers for the sale of Covid-19 vaccines. In addition, he urge those who had information of any party who is selling the vaccines to contact the KL police hotline at 03-2115 9999 or the CITF secretariat at 03-8893 4303 / 4304.