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During the 3rd quarter of 2017: Consumer Protection recovers more than OMR 350,000

21/11/2017

The statistical indexes report issued by the Directorate General of Studies and Development in PACP indicated, that the total recovered amounts for the consumers during the third quarter of 2017 in all PACP departments in Oman was OMR 356,629.735.
 

 

According to the report, the PACP headquarters topped this list with recovered amounts totaling OMR 92,019, followed by Al-Buraimi Governorate with OMR 37,463, Al-Seeb Department OMR 36,452. Al-Dakhiliyah Governorate with OMR 33274.325, then Dhofar Governorate with 33,175, followed by Al-Sharqiyah South Governorate with OMR 27,050, Al-Batinah South (Al-Rustaq) with OMR 25,618, Al-Batinah North Governorate with OMR 25,307 in recovered amounts followed by Al-Sharqiyah North with OMR 19,093, Al-Batinah South - Barka with OMR 13,565, Al-Dhahira OMR 13,211, Musandam Governorate - Khasab OMR 400, while the consumer protection departments in Dibba,   Al Mazyunah and Al Wusta Governorate did not recover any amounts during the same period.
These recovered amounts reflect PACP’s determination to protect consumers rights in every possible way, in accordance with the Consumer Protection Law and other relevant decisions.

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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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