A citizen of Communist China has been arrested for running an illegal secret bio-lab in California, the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) has announced.
Jia Bei Zhu, 62, was named as the Chinese owner of an unauthorized central California lab.
The discovery of the lab raised major concerns about China conducting biological weapons experiments on U.S. soil.
Zhu, who is also known as Jesse Zhu, Qiang He, and David He, has been arrested on charges of not obtaining the proper permits to manufacture tests for COVID-19, pregnancy, and HIV, and mislabeling some of the kits.
Zhu was arrested Thursday after an investigation by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, according to the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of California.