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Sur: Consumer Protection participates in the Municipalities Month


The Consumer Protection Department in Al-Sharqiyah South Governorate participated in the awareness exhibition organized by the municipality of Jalan Bani Bu Hassan, in the 28th Municipalities Month aimed at outlining the services, functions and awareness initiatives presented by various institutions to the members of the community.


The department’s participation was a display of the commodities that were pulled off the markets, expired items, items that insult public morals and the Islamic religion, cigarettes that do not comply with the standards and specifications, black henna and its’ harms, in addition to raising the consumers awareness on how to identify and avoid fake commodities.
The department also participated in the awareness exhibition in Al-Kamil Wal Wafi through a  corner displaying the seized commodities from the commercial venues, expired and spoiled goods, counterfeit commodities, unlabeled commodities and clothes that insult the public morals. PACP awareness printed materials were distributed to the audience in order to promote consumer culture


 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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