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During the first half of this year Recovering more than OMR 2,000 to consumers through a friendly settlement at Khasab


The Department of Consumer Protection in Musandam Governorate, Khasab, represented by the Complaints Department, was able to recover an amount of OMR 2,446 during the first half of 2019, as part of its efforts to resolve complaints received from consumers through a friendly settlement.


The statistics issued by the Department indicated that the recoveries were distributed among a number of sectors, where the construction and building materials sector came first with a total of OMR 1282, followed by the repair of fishing boats and marine machinery by about OMR 350. Then came the labor force sector with a total of OMR 350. In the aluminum and blacksmith workshops sector, OMR 150 was recovered. OMR 149 was recovered in the travel and tourism services sector, followed by the electrical and electronic equipment sector with a total of OMR 130. The rest of the recoveries were distributed to other sectors such as consumables.


 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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