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P112K worth of overpriced alcohol seized in Isabela

By: - Correspondent / @VillVisayaJrINQ
/ 04:19 PM April 08, 2020

CIDG agents pounce on two people caught selling overpriced alcohol in San Mateo town, Isabela on Wednesday. (CIDG-Isabela photo)

SAN MATEO, Isabela –– Two suspects were caught selling overpriced alcohol worth P112,500 in a police operation at Sinamar Sur village on Wednesday (April 8).

May Cruz, 35, of Echague town, and Joel Jaime, 41, of Ramon town, were detained when they received cash from an undercover agent in exchange for 118 bottles of 70-percent isopropyl alcohol, each weighing a gallon.

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The alcohol were sold at P900 when a bottle should have cost P520, said Police Colonel Arthur Marcelino, chief of the Police Criminal Investigation and Detection Group in Isabela.

They also sold the agent seven bottles of 70-percent ethyl alcohol.

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They were charged before the prosecutor’s office for violating the Price Control Act, the Consumer Welfare Act and the Food and Drugs Administration Act.

The suspects did not have permits to sell the items.

Edited by LZB
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