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More than OMR 1,000 fines and penal orders against companies in Seeb


The public prosecution for consumer protection cases recently issued fifteen penal orders against violators for not posting the price on their exhibits, and decided to fine the accused persons who were transferred from Consumer Protection Seeb.


The incident started when the Consumer Protection inspectors apprehended a number of violators of the consumer protection law for not posting the prices on the goods, which is a violation of article 19 of the consumer protection law, stipulating that “The supplier and the advertiser shall undertake to provide the consumer with correct information about the good/service, and in all cases, the supplier should clearly post, in Arabic, information concerning the price, weight, production and expiry dates, material name, ingredients, country of origin, number of specification, etc. as defined by the bylaws.” Thus the cases were transferred to the public prosecution which issued penal orders imposing fines of OMR 1,500


 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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