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More than OMR 4,000 in fines ..Verdicts against violators of consumer protection law in Sharkiya North

08/02/2017

The primary court, Ibra, recently issued two verdicts against violators of consumer protection law, sentencing the accused with fines totaling OMR 4,000 and seizures and destruction of violating goods.

 

The merits of the cases started when the Consumer Protection officers, Ibra, apprehended two individuals trading in goods past its date of expiry. accordingly, the directorate applied the required procedures and forwarded the cases to the authorities concerned which issued the sentences against the accused for violating the consumer protection law, and fined them OMR 2,000 each, and seizure and destruction of the violating goods.

 

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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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