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Muscat: A verdict and fine against a worker for selling commodities that do not comply with the standards and specifications


 The Primary Court in Muscat has recently pronounced a verdict of one-week jailtime and a fine against an accused in the misdemeanor of selling cigarettes that do not comply with the standards and specifications, the court also ruled to seize the cigarettes prior to disposal.


PACP law enforcement officers were able to catch a worker in a commercial venue during one of their routine inspections who was selling cigarettes that do not comply with the standards and specifications. The case file was immediately referred to the judicial authorities who pronounced the aforementioned verdict, the worker also caught tampering with the validity date of some of the consumables, in addition to that, other noncompliant and expired commodities were seized and the accused was administratively fined.



 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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