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Consumer Protection in Ash Sharqiyah North recovered about (52) thousand Omani Rials for the consumers from the beginning of the year till June of 2017

14/06/2017

The Consumer Protection Department in Ash Sharqiyah North Governorate was able to recover more than OMR 51,946 for a number of consumers according to the statistical report in the department from January to June of 2017.

 

Statistics show that the department received (63) reports and (105) complaints divided on a number of sectors including: car dealerships and services, aluminum workshop sector, blacksmithing and carpentry. The number of the registered violations is around (34) variating from lack of a price tag on goods and services and violations for the sale of expired goods and others for raised prices.
Statistics show that the department was able to seize (335) goods and had (9) verdicts in its favor in a case with a pronounced verdict and a penal order fines totaled OMR 7,200.

 

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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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