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More than 400 packets of smokeless tobacco and smuggled cigarettes were seized in a men's dress shop in Rustaq


The Department of Consumer Protection in Rustaq has recently seized 404 smokeless tobacco packages and banned cigarettes in a men's tailoring shop as part of the department's efforts to protect consumers from anything that could harm their health and safety.


The details of the seizure are due to a notification to the Department of suspicion of a shop selling smokeless tobacco and banned cigarettes. After verification, investigation and proofing of the evidence, the inspectors visited the shop to inspect it, where quantities were found hidden in several places, a total of 404 containers, including 213 bottles (Afdhal) and 50 bags (Ban Bahar), in addition to 141 packets of banned cigarettes. Immediately, the seized quantities were seized and confiscated by virtue of violation of Decision No. 256/2015 of the Consumer Protection Law on the prohibition of tobacco use, which is stipulated in Article 1, which states that “the trade of smokeless tobacco in any form and under any name is prohibited.”


 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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