The National Bureau of Investigation on Friday announced the arrest of a local businessman on April 30 in Parañaque City for selling a less potent isopropyl alcohol.
NBI Officer-In-Charge Eric B. Distor identified the suspect as Rolando Rapisura Jr., who was arrested in an entrapment operation by Agents of the NBI-International Airport Investigation Division.
Rapisura was charged before the Office of the City Prosecutor of Paranaque City for violations of R.A. 11469 or the Bayanihan to Heal as One Act and R.A. 7394 otherwise known as the Consumer Act of the Philippines.
Distor said the arrest was made after operatives of NBI-IAID purchased two one-liter bottles of Family Care rubbing alcohol from a store in Paranaque City, which was advertised to be 75% isopropyl alcohol. Upon use, however, the product appears to be different from the one being sold in the market.
Distor said that on that basis, the NBI forwarded a sample to the Food and Drug Administration with a request for determination of its isopropyl content. When the FDA rendered its result, it said that the sample contains only 44.7% isopropyl contrary to its representation to be 75%, Distor said.