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PACP intensifies inspection drives

03/09/2012

The administration of the Public Authority for Consumer Protection (PACP) in the Governorate OF Al Buraimi has drawn a plan for the inspection and monitoring local markets before and during Eid. Multi-teams for inspections have been formed to carry out inspection drives every day from 08:00 am to midnight on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday.

 

Inspection teams have been divided into 6 teams to cover all markets in the governorate; especially vegetables and fruits markets, butcheries, livestock markets.
Other markets, such as womens clothing markets, barber shops, beauty salons, luxuries markets and food stuff shops are under strict inspection also. The administration of the Public Authority for Consumer Protection (PACP) in the Governorate of Al Buraimi calls on citizens and residents to report it directly in case any violation to consumer rights has been observed, on 80079009 and 80077997; or contact any of inspection teams' members available on the ground. 

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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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