Tuguegarao City – A 24 year old male in Cauayan City, Isabela was arrested for selling alcohol and face masks beyond the SRP or the suggested retail price in a buy bust operation conducted by a joint effort by CIDG and DTI Isabela.
The suspect is a resident of Brethan Subdivision, Brgy. Marabulig I, Cauayan City and is operating online, to sell these overpriced goods in meet-ups. During the entrapment operation, he received a bundle of money in exchange for Ethyl Alcohol and face masks. CIDG declared that among the items confiscated from the suspect were 31 pcs of 500ml alcohol sold for 300 per piece and 38 pcs of N95 protective masks for 150 per piece.
CIDG and DTI Isabela also added that the suspect has no license to operate and or permits to come with his online selling operations of the mentioned goods. DTI Isabela also elaborated in their Facebook post that this should serve as a warning for online sellers selling overpriced personal protective equipment.