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The woman is suspected of posing as a nurse. She is said to have vaccinated at least 57 people in a garage belonging to the Lessa family, which controls most transport companies in the Metropolitan Region of Belo Horizonte. Robson Lessa and Rômulo Lessa admitted that they organized the immunization that would be against Covid-19.
“The results of the tests are compatible with the description contained on the product label, that is, that it is a pharmaceutical product called saline (sodium chloride solution)”, says the document.
The packages were found sealed, with no sign of tampering or tampering.
The Federal Police also found packages with information on flu vaccines and ampoules. There is still no information on these substances.
For now there is no evidence of the presence of vaccines against Covid-19 in the material seized.
‘Everything indicates’ that vaccines are fake
One of the Federal Police’s three lines of investigation into the clandestine vaccination scheme involving politicians and businesspeople in the transport sector in Belo Horizonte, has been gaining momentum as Operation Box progresses. The immunizers applied would not be against Covid-19, but counterfeit.
“From the evidence of the material that was identified, everything indicates that it is fake material,” said Chief Constable Rodrigo Morais Fernandes.
Alleged vaccines against Covid-19 seized by the Federal Police in BH. – Photo: Federal Police / Disclosure
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According to the police, Cláudia Mônica is the professional responsible for vaccinating businessmen in the bus garage of the Lessa family company, in Belo Horizonte. She was arrested on Tuesday (30).
Delegate Leandro Almada had advanced to the TV Globo three lines of research: supposedly, there may have been irregular or illegal importation of immunizers; there is also a possibility of diversion of immunizers by the Ministry of Health; and fraud.
One Vaccination specialist analyzed photos released by the Federal Police showing the seized material. According to her, there are syringes without an identification label, which is strange. By the packaging, it is a vaccine against influenza, influenza virus.
Regarding packages of sodium chloride, she said that the substance is used in the preparation of solutions for injections into the vein, but it is not recommended for those that are applied intramuscularly, as in the arm.
The 3 ml syringes, also found in the false nurse’s house, are indicated for this purpose.
Sought, Cláudia Mônica’s defense did not comment on the matter.
Brother Lessa admits vaccination
You brothers Rômulo and Robson Lessa, owners of the transport company Saritur, admitted in testimony to the Federal Police, carried out this Monday (29), who bought vaccines against Covid-19.
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The amount charged for two applications was R $ 600.
PF fulfills warrants at the home of a false nurse – Photo: Reproduction / TV Globo
According to the PF, the woman, who pretended to be a nurse, has been through theft and would also have marketed the counterfeit vaccine, imported illegally or diverted from the Ministry of Health to other people in Belo Horizonte, in addition to those investigated in the Camarote operation. The PF investigates the origin of the vaccines sold by the pair, to identify whether they are actually falsified or imported illegally. A warrant was also served at a clinic.
Rômulo Lessa, in a dark shirt, arrives accompanied by his brother, Robson Lessa, at the Federal Police – Photo: Reproduction / TV Globo
Search and seizure warrants were carried out in the garage where the vaccination was supposed to have taken place and in businessmen’s homes. Cell phones, computers and documents, including a list of 57 names of people who would have been illegally vaccinated, were seized.
The defense of Robson and Rômulo Lessa informed that the brothers will not speak out. I just said that they were heard as witnesses in the investigation and not as investigated
Cláudia Mônica Pinheiro Torres de Freitas – Photo: Playback / TV Globo
The operation was launched after a report from Piauí magazine, published on March 24, when the illegal vaccination of businessmen and politicians was revealed through videos in one of the company garages commanded by the Lessa brothers.
Lessa family commands one of the main transport conglomerates in Minas
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