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During last August: more than OMR 17,000 in fines and recovered amounts in Al-Seeb

17/09/2017

The statistical report from the Consumer Protection Department in Al-Seeb indicates that the department was able to recover more than OMR 13,683 last August for a number of consumers by solving the consumers complaints, this comes as a part of the department efforts to solve the consumers complaints and restore their rights as guaranteed by the Consumer Protection Law. The amount of fines was OMR 4,300 with in the same period.

 

The report further indicated that the department received approximately 90 reports from different sectors such as travel and tourism, car services and maintenance, construction contracting, phones and phones services, aluminum, blacksmithing and carpentry workshops, manpower recruitment services and other commodities and services.
The report also showed that the department seized 373 commodities varying from cigarettes that do not comply with the standards and specifications, herbal products with medical claims, importing and selling of obscene products that insult the public morals and public order.

 

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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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