Cretan pharmacist arrested for issuing bogus rapid test results


Police in the Cretan capital of Iraklio arrested a 62-year-old pharmacist on Thursday after receiving complaints that he was issuing bogus rapid test results.

According to sources, when a plainclothes police officer entered the pharmacy at 11 a.m. order to take a rapid test, the pharmacist asked him for his AMKA national insurance number so he could enter a negative test result into the online platform.

No test was conducted.

The pharmacist charged €7 for the fake test.

The local pharmacists’ association said they would initiate disciplinary proceedings against him. (