NBI arrests doctor for selling overpriced donated thermal scanners in Quezon City

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Agents of National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) arrested a medical doctor for selling overpriced thermal scanners that were donated to his club in Quezon City.
According to the Department of Justice (DOJ) Undersecretary Markk Perete on Wednesday, March 25, the arrested doctor was identified as Dr. Cedric John Sarmiento De Castro.

De Castro, the alleged chapter president of Lions Club in New Manila, Quezon City, was nabbed by the NBI’s Special Action Unit (NBI-SAU) in New Manila, Quezon City on Tuesday, March 24.
 “Subject was brought to the NBI main office for usual booking procedures and will be brought before the Quezon City Prosecutor’s office for inquest today for charges of profiteering and hoarding,” the DOJ spokesman said.
During the operation, NBI agents seized from the doctor 150 pieces of thermal scanners which were being sold for P9,500 each or a total of P1.2 million.
“The thermal scanners were further alleged to have been donated to him in his capacity as chapter president of Lions Club,” the DOJ spokesman said.
“The suggested retail price for thermal scanners ranges from P800 to P1,500 in the market,” Perete noted.

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