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Online seller of overpriced alcohol nabbed in Cabanatuan City

By: - Correspondent / @AMGalangINQ
/ 07:29 PM April 05, 2020

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.

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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.

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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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