Trader arrested for selling diluted alcohol

Published May 8, 2020, 12:00 AM

by manilabulletin_admin

By Jeffrey Damicog

A trader has been arrested by the National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) in Paranaque City for selling to the public diluted isopropyl alcohol.

NBI Officer-in-Charge Director Eric Distor on Friday, May 8, identified the arrested trader as Rolando Capisura Jr.

Capisura was arrested during an entrapment operation conducted by agents of the NBI’s International Airport Investigation (NBI-IAID) at his store in Paranaque City last April 30.

During the operation, Capisura was caught in the act of receiving P75,000 from agents acting as poseur buyers of the isopropyl alcohol that he was selling.

Following the arrest, Capisura was presented before the Paranaque City Prosecutors Office for violating Republic Act 7394, the Consumer Act of the Philippines, and RA 11469, the Bayanihan to Heal as One Act.

Prior his arrest, NBI agents previously bought from Capisura two one liter bottles of Family Care alcohol which claimed to contain 75 percent isopropyl alcohol.

The samples were brought to the Food and Drugs Administration (FDA) which found that the products only contain 44.7 percent isopropyl alcohol.