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Expatriates manufacturing furniture from old and used wood in Barka

16/07/2019


In cooperation with Barka Police Station and Barka Public Prosecution, the Consumer Protection Department of Barka has managed to seize large amounts of old and used wood and furniture made of these timber as part of the department's efforts to control the offenders.

 

 

In this regard, he department received information stating that foreign labor had stored and manufactured furniture from old and used timber on a rented farm in the Wilayat of Barka without obtaining the necessary approvals and permits from the relevant authorities. In the light of this information, the farm has been investigated and checked for information. The Department immediately contacted Barka Public Prosecution for permission to inspect him. The farm was raided and a group of illegal immigrant workers has been caught using used and old furniture in the furniture industry with seizures consisting of used wood, sewing machines, manual electric saw, air machines, cutting tools, drilling and other tools for the furniture industry.

This act is contrary to Article (3) of the Consumer Protection Law promulgated by Royal Decree No. 66/2014, which states that "the prohibition of the circulation of any goods or the provision of any service before the fulfillment of all health and safety conditions and obtaining licenses or approvals from the concerned authority and Article (7) which “prohibits the circulation of any counterfeit, corrupt, forged or unauthorized goods, and prohibits advertising them.”

Yousuf bin Ahmed Al Riyami, Assistant Director of the Department said that the Authority is continuing to combat commercial fraud and that these efforts come to protect the consumer from the violators who do not care about the quick profit. He also appealed to all consumers to communicate with the Authority in case of noting such violations to eliminate illegal practices .

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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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