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GCC Scout Delegations explore PACP's exhibition

25/08/2014

Scout camp delegations from GCC Scout Camp visited the mobile awareness exhibition held by the Public Authority for Consumer Protection (PACP) at Jabal Ashur at Dhofar Governorate. Scout delegations from UAE, Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, Qatar and Kuwait were briefed during the visit on the PACP's terms of reference, role at providing consumer with welfare and safety and the cornerstone achievements. 

 

Divided into mall groups, the delegations took a tour at the varied corners of the mobile exhibition; they were introduced to cheating tricks, product labeling, chewed tobacco, prohibited goods and products, and how to recognize counterfeited items of commodities.
 

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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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