Ex-model Avi Shiva, arrested after allegedly selling unlicensed COVID-19 test kits

Ex-model Avi Shiva, arrested after allegedly selling unlicensed COVID-19 test kits

National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) personnel arrested a former model who allegedly sold unlicensed COVID-19 test kits.

According to the NBI, Avigail Siwa was forced to sell test kits online without a license from the Food and Drug Administration.  

Ronald Aguto, chief of the NBI International Operations Division, warned that the sale of test kits on the internet is prohibited.

According to the FDA, COVID-19 test kits can only be obtained by prescription from licensed physicians, hospitals or drugstores. Only doctors and trained health professionals can perform tests.

Aside from selling test kits without a license, she also faces charges of estafa for allegedly failing to deliver rice orders.

On the former model’s side, she has denied the accusations and has to deal with the charges against her.