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For trading adulterated frames Judgment of conviction, financial fines and destruction of seizures in Ibra

26/08/2019

The Court of First Instance in Ibra has recently issued a judgment against four defendants for violating Article (7) of the Consumer Protection Law issued by Royal Decree No. 66/2014. The court issued a judgment of conviction and a fine of OMR 2,000 in addition to destroying the seizures.

 

In this regard, the law enforcement officer seized expatriates at a company which deals a number of tire companies and tire retailers importing and selling fraudulent tires after changing their expiration dates. After verifying and collecting the inference papers, the technical report issued by the expert assigned by the Authority confirmed that all the seized tires had been stamped with a manufacturing date for the first week of 2019. The defendants admitted that the tires were ordered in November 2018, and entered Oman in January 2019, confirming their import of expired tires. The invoices also confirmed that the sale and circulation of these tires took place in the first and second third of January of this year and in no way can be manufactured, shipped and supplied in the same month, especially since the shipment of goods from the source country takes thirty to thirty-five days. Accordingly, the necessary measures were taken against them and the file was forwarded to the prosecution, which in turn referred it to the competent court, which issued the aforementioned judgement.

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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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