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A prison sentence, a financial fine, and the seizure of goods for discharging unauthorized goods

22/12/2019

The Primary Court, in Dima Wattayeen, recently issued a court ruling against an entrant for the misdemeanor of unauthorized goods handling and affixed by the text of Article (40) of the Consumer Protection Law and in terms of Article (7) of the same law and the misdemeanor of work in a non-profession authorized to work in it, and he served a month's sentence and a fine A financial amount of (2000) Omani riyals and seizure what he had, in preparation for destroying it, and then banishing hi from the country after carrying out the punishment.

 

 

The facts of the case are summarized by the receipt of information to the Consumer Protection Department with an acquittal stating that an entrant traded chewed tobacco and unauthorized cigarettes after circulation and after verifying the information and requesting inspection permission from the concerned authorities, the worker was seized with his vehicle that transports prohibited goods where he was caught while transporting unauthorized goods In preparation for sale. At that time, he had 6000 Royal red cigarettes and smoked tobacco (better), which numbered 150 bags and 250 bags of type (pan spice) in addition to 12 pills of the type (CHNA), a debit card and plastic bags used to distribute the seized goods, and by asking him about the seized goods, he admitted that it belonged to him and that he was responsible for it.

 

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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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