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From 2012 to 2015 Consumer Protection destroys more than 124 thousand seized items valued at more than OMR 1 million

27/04/2017

Consumer Protection, in cooperation with the public prosecution in Muscat and Muscat Municipality, destroyed more the 124 thousand items valued at more than OMR 1 million, seized from the markets in prior years.

 

Mr. Hilal Saoud Al Ismaili, head of market control, stated that the items include some foodstuff, cosmetics, chewing tobacco, cigarettes, readymade clothes, spices, perfumes, engine oils and other accessories violating the standards and specifications.
Al Ismaili added that this procedure is within the functions of the law enforcement jurisdictions to execute the judicial and penal orders for the destruction, and also within the functions of the committee formed to destroy seized goods taken from the markets for violating the consumer protection law and its executive bylaws, and the standards and health conditions, and also materials prohibited from the markets. He stressed the PACP will continue its role and message as best as possible, and will enhance its efforts to protect the consumers from all types of violations that may infringe on their rights as guaranteed by the law and legislations.

 

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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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