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Al-Rustaq: verdict of jail time, fine and seizure of commodities, for using used words in furniture


The Primary Court in Al-Rustaq convicted a defendant accused of violating the Consumer Protection Law as promulgated by Royal Decree No. 66/2014, and sentenced to three months' jail time and OMR 2,000 fine.




Law enforcement officers in the department caught an expatriate worker during their inspection tours in the industrial areas in the wilayats within the geographical scope of the department, he was making furniture with used words. The used woods were seen stacked near a workshop door in the industrial area in Al-Rustaq. The workshop was surveilled, and the worker was caught. A violation notice was issued against the establishment and legal measures were taken against it, the accused confessed to the violation during the interrogation. The department forwarded the case file to the Public Prosecution which investigated the case, and referred it to the competent court which issued the aforementioned verdict against the accused for the violation of article 7 of the Consumer Protection Law which states: "It shall be prohibited to trade in any adulterated, corrupt, counterfeit commodities or any commodities that are not authorized for trading  and the same may not be advertised”


 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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