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Barka: in sync with the back-to-school season; Consumer Protection intensifies inspection campaigns on the markets


Consumer Protection Department in Barka has stepped up its inspection campaigns of commercial markets during these days, before the students go back to school to ensure that there is no exploitation by the suppliers, due to the increased purchase of commodities, and that the prices will not be raised especially in the commodities needed for school, and in order to make sure that the supplies are available in the markers.


Mr. Ahmed Saleh Al-Zidjali, the Head of the Department, indicated that due to the increasing purchase of school supplies, the department is conducting surprise inspection campaigns of the markets, to ensure that the prices will not be raised, and to make sure that the basic commodities are available and to detect any violations by traders, to protect consumers from the violations that might occur using this occasion. He further stated that PACP is keen to provide all the requirements for the consumers in all commodities especially on these occasions and periods that witness an increase in purchase, the back-to-school season. 


 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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