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Joint inspection campaign by Consumer Protection and Municipality of Al-Mazyona

06/08/2018


The Consumer Protection Department in Dhofar Governorate as represented by Market Organizing and Control Sector has participated recently in a joint inspection campaign with Municipality of Al-Mazyona.

 

This campaign targeted a number of shopping centers, commercial centers and the related institutions.
The campaign is conducted to ensure that the shops, and commercial centers in the governorate comply with the Consumer Protection Law, the Food Safety Law and other relevant laws, as well as, to ensure compliance with health standards, and requirements, and to comply with the regulations governing those activities especially with the high activity in the markets of the governorate during autumn tourism season

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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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