Police Arrest 3 in Illegal Stem Cell Therapy Allegations

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  • TEMPO.CO, Jakarta - Three people have been arrested and named as suspects in the case of illegal stem cell therapy practice in Kemang. The Jakarta Metro Police detained doctors and owners of the clinic after they raided the place Saturday afternoon.

    "Previously, three people with the initials Y, O, and L were interrogated. They have been named as suspects are now detained at the Metro Police Headquarters," Jakarta Police PR chief Comr. Yusri Yunus said on Monday, January 13, 2020.

    Yusri declined to further disclose the progress of the Police's investigation, and said that the Police will hold a press conference on Tuesday, January 14, 2020.

    The Police recently sealed a clinic at Ruko Bellepoint in Kemang, South Jakarta, after it was proven to give stem cell injections to patients illegally.

    "The clinic has been operating in Indonesia for three years," Jakarta Metro Police's director of general criminal investigation, Sr. Comr. Suyudi Ario Seto said.

    Police investigators named the clinic's manager YW (46), marketing manager LJ (47), and Dr. OH as suspects.

    During the bust, officers also confiscated a number of items of evidence such as unlicensed stem cells products from Japan, IV tubes, syringes, antiseptic tools, as well as documents of patients' registration.

    The illegal stem cell therapy practice is against a number of articles in the criminal code as well as the Doctor of Law Practice of 2004 (Law no.29/2004) as well as a number of other provisions.

    ANTARA