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Consumer Protection organizes an awareness exhibition in Barka


The Consumer Protection Department at Barka recently organized an awareness exhibition at the Barka Business Center, in the framework of joint cooperation between the Public Authority and public and private sector institutions, and to foster community partnerships in order to spread awareness and sound consumer culture...


The exhibition included a group of goods and products seized for violating the Consumer Protection Law and its executive regulations, as well as it contained some goods that are not suitable for consumption, and a number of counterfeit and original goods to define how to differentiate between them, in addition to distributing educational materials and publications dealing with consumer protection issues.


 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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