KAEF - PT. Kimia Farma Tbk

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JAKARTA – The employees of PT Kimia Farma (Persero) Tbk (KAEF), who reused antigen test kits to the customers in Kualanamu Airport, Medan, North Sumatera, were estimated to obtain an IDR 1.8 billion profit. Irjen (Pol) Panca Putra Simanjuntak, the Chief of North Sumatera Police, announced this news to the reporters on Friday (30/4).

“If we’re calculating from December 2020, there would be more or less IDR 1.8 trillion that went into the suspects’ pockets,” Simanjuntak stated.

According to Simanjuntak, the police has confiscated IDR 149 million of the proceed of crime. There is still an undergoing investigation, which resulted in the previous finding from witnesses. They testified that the reused cotton bud for antigen swab tests found in Kimia Farma laboratory in Medan Polonia has been circulating since December 2020.

The police has arrested these Kimia Farma employees with the Health and Consumers Protection Law. The arrested suspects were PM, the Business Manager of Kimia Farma laboratory in Kartini Street, Medan; SR, a courier; DJ, a customer service; M, laboratory administrator; and R, swab test result administrator. (LK/ZH)