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Ex-Narcotics Agent “Rosebud” with 3 Others Nabbed for Allegedly Selling Vaccine Slots

The operatives of the National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) arrested an ex-narcotics agent identified as “Rosebud” for allegedly selling vaccine slots.

On Saturday, Mary “Rosebud” Ong, a former narcotics agent, was arrested along with three others for allegedly selling vaccination spots for P7,000 each. An entrapment operation caught Ong, Peter Ogay Ong, Warlito Mabanan, and Ferdinand Balagot.

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According to GMA News, the operation was carried out by the Special Action Unit (SAU) in Pasay City. According to the complainants, they met someone who guaranteed them COVID-19 vaccination slots for P7,000 for each dose.

However, the amount startled the complainants and aside from that, they discovered that selling the doses was illegal, based on the report. As a result, they informed the SAU, who organized an entrapment operation that resulted in the suspects’ arrest.

Balagot, a public officer working as barangay secretary, is facing allegations of estafa under the Revised Penal Code, as well as violations of Republic Act No. 11032, the Anti-Red Tape Act, and Republic Act No. 6713, the Code of Conduct and Ethical Standards for Public Officials, according to the NBI statement.

Based on the previous report, when Rosebud Ong, a police informant-turned-state witness, accused Senator Panfilo Lacson of drug trafficking, kidnapping, summary execution, and other unlawful actions while she was still with the Philippine National Police (PNP), she was thrown into the spotlight and become controversial.

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