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Seized more than 11 thousand non-smoking chewed tobacco in Barka

07/01/2020

The Consumer Protection Department in Barka, in cooperation with the Public Prosecution and Barka Police Station, managed to seize 11225 non-smoking chewed tobacco.

The incident is summarized after the intensification of oversight by judicial seizure officers on the places where migrant workers congregate and are suspected of circulating, making, and distributing non-smoked chewed tobacco. Sites and arresting violators and controlling the quantities of non-smoked chewed tobacco...

 

which is contrary to Decree No. (256/2015) amending Decree No. (301/2016) prohibiting the circulation of chewed (non-smoked) tobacco in any form and under any name, and legal measures have been taken.

Ahmed Bin Saleh Al-Zadjali, Director of Barka’s Department, said that the circulation of non-smoked chewed tobacco has become a noticeable phenomenon, as only a few days will pass and quantities will be seized, stressing that the administration will not hesitate to prosecute violators and refer them to the public prosecution.

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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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