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During the first quarter of this year 2019 Over OMR 30,000 Refunds and Fines in North Sharqiyah

14/04/2019


The Department of Consumer Protection in Ibra was able to recover OMR 28,266 t for the benefit of a number of consumers, while the total administrative fines reached OMR 2,020 during the first quarter of the current year 2019 as part of the efforts of the Authority in resolving complaints received from consumers.

 


According to the statistical indicators of the department, the number of complaints received by the department during the first quarter of this year reached 84 complaints, while the total number of communications received by the department was 38, and the number of violations was 27 violations. The department visited 4,000 shops during the same period .

 

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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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