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During the first half of 2018: More than OMR 17,000 in recovered amounts and administrative fines during in Al-Rustaq


The amounts recovered by Consumer Protection Department in Al-Batinah South was OMR 8947, and the total amount of administrative fines imposed was OMR 8150 according to the first half of 2018 statistics prepared by PACP.



The department was able to recover OMR 2300 from manpower recruitment services, OMR 1800 from cars and cars services, OMR 1690 from aluminum, blacksmithing and carpentry workshops, OMR 873 from electric and electronic devices shops, OMR 800 recovered from contracting and building materials and car repair workshops, OMR 495 from carpet and furniture shops, OMR 342 from travel and tourism services and the remainder was recovered from other businesses OMR 118.
 OMR 8150 was collected as administrative fines against a number of violations such as the sale and display of expired goods, price discrepancy between the price on the shelves and checking counter, raising the prices without an approval from PACP, lack of price tags on goods and unapproved promotions by PACP.
Mr. Salim Mohammed Al-Ebri, the head of the department in charge, stated that the efforts to solve consumers issues in various fields are continuous, and stated that the department welcomes communication from the consumers and receiving their complaints and remarks via PACP various communication channels. Mr. Al-Ebri also emphasized the necessity of integrity and credibility in dealing with consumers, and compliance with the rule of law in order to avoid any legal penalties and to achieve the Public Good.


 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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