Pharmally’s Dargani siblings arrested by Senate security in Davao City

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Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, November 14) – Pharmally Pharmaceutical executives Mohit and Twinkle Dargani were arrested by Senate security personnel at the Davao City International Airport on Sunday afternoon.

Senate Sergeant-At-Arms Rene Samonte said the Dargani siblings were scheduled to board a chartered plane to Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia but were intercepted by the Senate security team at the airport. They are now detained at the Senate building.

Photo courtesy: Senate Sergeant-At-Arms Rene Samonte

The Darganis were cited in contempt by senators last Oct. 19 for refusing to submit subpoenaed financial documents related to the Senate Blue Ribbon Committee probe on alleged irregularities in the procurement of pandemic response supplies.

Senate security personnel failed to arrest the Dargani siblings in their three condominium units in Taguig and San Juan.

Mohit served as Pharmally Pharmaceuticals’ corporate secretary, who handles the company’s financial statements, while Twinkle is the company president.

The Senate is investigating the firm’s deal with the Department of Budget and Management’s Procurement Service for the purchase of allegedly overpriced personal protective equipment and testing kits worth ₱8.68 billion.