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OMR 10,000 fine for exhibiting goods not fit for human consumption


The Primary Court, Musana’, recently issued a verdict against a violator of the consumer protection law, and decided to impose a fine of OMR 10,000.


The case started when Consumer Protection law enforcement officers, during their inspection tour in Rustaq, noticed a company trying to sell expired goods, harmful and not fit for human consumption. Immediately the goods were seized and the incident reported, which is a violation of article 20 of the consumer protection law No: 16/2014, stipulating that “the suppliers and advertisers undertake to observe transparency and credibility, and not to resort to false or misleading advertisements when promoting goods/services to the consumers.” Accordingly, the file was referred to the public prosecution for investigation, followed by the court concerned that have issued its verdict against the violator for dealing with harmful foodstuff not fit for human consumption, and fined him OMR 10,000 with the payment of OMR 500 and stay of execution for the balance.


 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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