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Administrative penalties for violating the consumer protection law

24/01/2017

Consumer Protection, Barka, imposed several administrative penalties on a number of companies for violating the consumer protection law, promulgated by royal decree No: 66/2014.

 

The first case started upon receiving information on expatriate laborers storing and trading with chewing tobacco in a residential unit. Following investigation and verification, and in coordination with the public prosecutor and ROP, the place was raided and the culprits were apprehended, and legal procedures were applied along with administrative fine amounting to OMR 1,000. 

The merits of the second case are that one company used old wood to make furniture, and following the required procedures a fine of OMR 500 was imposed. 

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 No one imagined that greed and deviousness would reach such a staggering level that thought exist only in movies and investigative drama shows , yet it became a stark reality when some merchants sought to make a profit on the account of health and safety of the young and adults alike utilizing the God-given intellect that they posses into destruction and evil instead of serving public good , the devious plan used ( Back to school ) season by carving holes inside books and hiding chewing tobacco inside in away from the inspectors notice targeting the younger generation with these destructive materials that effect the health , mind and safety of our kids .
 The Judicial officers noticed that consumers come very frequently to a specific shop during one of the inspection tours which raised their suspicions to strengthening the monitoring and follow up on that matter , students were spotted in the shop as well , the Officers expediently intervened to inspect the shop , the inspection did not reveal anything at first , however , the officers noticed a stack of books and decided to inspect it , surprisingly , they found more than 600 pouches of chewing tobacco on its way to be sold and distributed on consumers and students , the officers immediately issued a violation and referred the case to the General Prosecution to deal with the matter as per the Law


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