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Students of Omar Bin Al Khatab Institute visit PACP

06/05/2013

A group of the students of Omar Bun Al Khattab Institute for the Blind gave a visit to the premises of the Public Authority for Consumer Protection (PACP) in Muscat, during which they were briefed on the counterfeit goods and products by Eng. Marim Bint Salim Al Araimyah, the person-in-charge of the Exhibition of Counterfeit Goods.

 

The students learned how to know the counterfeit goods by using smell and touch. The students expressed their gratitude to the PACP for the important knowledge they obtained through the visit that was on Sunday May5, 2013.

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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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