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Defendant fined RO 1000

13/05/2013

A primary court at the Wilayat of Shenass has issued a ruling sentencing a defendant a fine of RO1000, for offering expired goods for sale. The judicial officers of the administration of the Public Authority for Consumer Protection (PACP) in the governorate of Al Batinah North found the defendant offering expired goods for sale, while they were doing regular inspection drives.

 

“these practices are violating the rights of consumer as determined by the Law of Consumer Protection in a time where all traders are required to adhere to the regulations in place and do hard efforts to establish the the concepts of consumer rights in the minds of the workers”,   Abdulrahman Bin Salim Al Qasmi, the director of Public Authority for Consumer Protection (PACP) in the governorate of Al Batinah North said. 

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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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