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PACP seizes 87.000 products and goods in third quarter

24/10/2013

The total number of tips and reports submitted to the Public Authority for Consumer Protection (PACP) during the third quarter of 2013 accounted for 9130, including 3735 complaints, 3327 reports and 1068 violations. 

 

The total number seized goods and products during the same period increased to 86.868; including 46.246 in Muscat Governorate.  Al Batinah North came second in terms of total number of reports, complaints and violations, (1117), followed by Al Dakheliyah (598), Al Sharqiyah South (446), Al Buraimi (437), Dhofar (413), Al Sharqiyah North (363), Al Dhaherah (349), and Musandam (35).  
According to the quarterly report released by the Directorate General of Information and Market Studies, the reports and tips submitted to PACP ranged from complaints against a variety of goods and products; autos and spare parts topped. 

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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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