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PACP participates in GUtech's walkathon

06/05/2013

In line with the importance given to communication with local communities, in order to wide spread awareness of environment preservation, the Public Authority for Consumer Protection has participated recently in the walkathon that was organized by the German University of Technology in Oman (GUtech).

 

The PACP has participated by an exhibition of counterfeit goods and products. The judicial officers at the PACP Malek Al Mamari, Khaled Al Badi and Mohammed Al Mamari explained to the students and the public participating in the walkathon how to recognize the counterfeit goods and products and how to fight these products. Flyers have been distributed to deepen the knowledge of consumer rights and obligations. 

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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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