The network of drug dealers has been selling syringes with salt water since September in Beijing, Shandong and Jiangsu; 80 suspects were arrested
A China arrested over 80 people and confiscated three thousand fake doses vaccines against Covid-19 during a police campaign against such crimes. The suspects were profiting from the illegal manufacture and sale of syringes containing salt water at least since September 2020 in Beijing, Jiangsu and Shandong. The dismantling of the smuggling network was reported on Monday, 1, by the state newspaper Global Times, which states that criminals had already sold fake immunizers to the Africa and they would have the intention of sending them to other countries abroad. Interviewed by the Global Times, vaccine specialist Tao Lina said that the salt water solution will not harm people who have fallen for the scam, but it certainly will not protect them from Covid-19.
On January 28, the Chinese pharmaceutical company Sinovac published a statement warning that “some companies and individuals have falsified and used Sinovac authorization documents” to try to act as “vaccine distributors CoronaVac ”In markets outside China. For these and other reasons, the country has launched a campaign against crimes involving counterfeiting, smuggling and other illegal activities related to the vaccine against new coronavirus.