Online seller of overpriced alcohol nabbed in Cabanatuan City
CABANATUAN CITY–Agents of the National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) have arrested a man here for allegedly selling overpriced isopropyl alcohol online.
Pedro Roque Jr., NBI district chief, identified the suspect as Rodolfo Santiago, 35, a resident of Barangay Bicos in Rizal town, Nueva Ecija province.
Roque said the NBI agents traced Santiago through the suspect’s alleged co-seller who later backed out of the transaction with the undercover agents.
Santiago reportedly sold the poseur buyers with a gallon of isopropyl alcohol, which was P500 higher than the suggested retail price set by the Department of Trade and Industry.
Recovered from the suspect were 31 various sizes of containers with isopropyl alcohol.
The suspect was charged with violation of the Republic Act 7581 otherwise known as the “Price Act.”
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