A liter of alcohol at $ 1,400 and more stoked: pharmacies close

The Government went out to control shops this Friday to avoid price increases, shortages and other irregularities

The National Government closed pharmacies today and prepared acts for irregularities in shops and industries, for having incurred in speculative practices.

In response to consumer complaints, overpricing in alcohol gel and missing essential items were found“they reported from Productive Development.

“In the framework of the measures implemented to guarantee supply and avoid price abuses in the face of the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, inspectors from the Ministry of Internal Trade continue to collect information and control the stock of basic and essential products for the citizenship, “such as gel alcohol, gloves, disinfectants, chinstraps, they added.

In this sense, an inspection carried out jointly with the Ministry of Environment resulted in the closure of a pharmacy located in Centenario 300, in the Buenos Aires town of San Isidro.

In response to consumer complaints, authorities found that the owners of the store they kept hidden a stock of alcohol bottles in gel, while at the door of the place they announced in a poster the lack of this essential product for consumers.

Before other consumer complaints, the inspectors found that a pharmacy in the Buenos Aires neighborhood of Belgrano, located on Avenida Cabildo at 2,500, It sold the half-liter bottle of alcohol for $ 700. That is, $ 1,400 a liter.

During the operation, the corresponding act was drawn up and the authorities proceeded to close the store, when they found non-compliance with the provision to roll back prices to February 15.

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