By Jerry Alcayde
CALAPAN CITY, Oriental Mindoro – The National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) announced Friday the arrest of two salesladies for allegedly selling overpriced Isopropyl alcohol products with no labels last Thursday afternoon.
Rommel J. Vallejo, regional director of NBI-MIMAROPA (Oriental Mindoro, Occidental Mindoro, Marinduque, Romblon, Palawan) said they will also file charges against the franchise owner of The Generics Pharmacy (TGP) located on J. P. Rizal St., Barangay San Vicente East in Calapan City.
NBI operatives set the entrapment operation at about 4:20 p.m. last Thursday, first, at the TGP outlet in Barangay Tawiran, but were referred later to the San Vicente East branch after learning that the items were already sold out.
After the NBI poseur buyer gave the P900 marked money to the sales ladies, other NBI agents in the vicinity raided the drug store.
The NBI confiscated two boxes containing 40 plastic bottles of suspected Isoprophyl alcohol and in the course of their search, they also found 28 pieces of industrial facemasks which were being sold also at a higher price.
Vallejo said the owner and his store clerks will be charged for violation of Republic Act 3720 or the Foods, Drugs and Devices and Cosmetics Act as amended by section 10 of RA 9711.