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‏Adjudication against an expatriate for practicing pharmacist without license

08/03/2017

‏Primery Court, Mudheibi, recently issued a verdict against an expatriate for selling medicines not registered with the Ministry of Health and prejudice to the public morals, and for practicing unlicensed profession, and decided to impose a fine of OMR 1,000 and 6 months imprisonment, followed by permanent deportation and seizure and destruction of the confiscated goods.

 

‏The case started when Consumer Protection law enforcement officers in Sharqiya North received a notification about an expatriate peddling and promoting illegal aphrodisiacs, coordination was made with the drug unit, ROP, who started monitoring the accused selling these drugs and was apprehended with 21 different types of such drugs. Legal procedures were made and the file was referred to the authority concerned and the verdict was issued against him.

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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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