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70 bottles of liquor hidden in women’s clothing

15/07/2012

During periodic inspections, the Public Authority for Consumer Protection (PACP) represented at its judicial seizer officials, has seized an Asian seller works for a women’s clothing shop in al Khuwair promoting and selling liquor.

 

PACP has received a report stating that one of women’s clothing shops at the above said area sells the prohibited products of tobacco. After inspection, it has been cleared that the seller at this shop sells liquor. The judicial seizer officials have found 70 bottles of liquor.

PACP said the Royal Oman Police (ROP) has been informed. The later has receipted seized products in addition to the seller himself to continue its legal procedures and investigations in preparations to refer the case to the competent court.

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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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