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Coinciding with the start of the autumn season of 2019 Intensive inspection campaigns on various markets in Al-Wusta Governorate


The Department of Consumer Protection in Al-Wusta intensified its inspection campaigns on restaurants, cafes and shops in the governorate markets and shops in fuel stations, in order to ensure that the suppliers comply with the various laws and regulations related to consumer protection.


This coincides with the start of the autumn season in Dhofar Governorate, 2019. The Wusta Governorate is the transit point for tens of thousands of tourists traveling by land to visit the Governorate.

"The Khareef season is witnessing an increase in the purchasing power of consumers and transients in the governorate, which requires intensifying the control of the markets to ensure that all the services and consumer goods that consumers tend to buy are available," said Ta'i bin Salem Al-Junaibi, director of the department. Therefore, a permanent team was set up to monitor the price stability in order to avoid the exploitation of some season suppliers to raise prices, stressing that the Department will take action against violators.


 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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