The Primary Court, Ibra, recently issued three verdicts against violators of consumer protection law which were apprehended by the law enforcement officers of Consumer Protection Ibra, and the court decided to impose fines in excess of OMR 4,000, deportation of the violators, and seizure and destruction of the violating goods.
The first case started when the law enforcement officers apprehended a person selling products inconsistent with the standards and specifications, and it was revealed that he was working illegally for another person, and has changed his residence address without notifying the authority concerned, and neglected to renew his residence visa. Accordingly, Consumer Protection applied the required procedures, and after completing the case file it was referred to the authorities concerned which decided to convict the accused, and imposed a fine of OMR 2,000, permanent deportation and seizure and destruction of the violating goods.
The second case started when Consumer Protection law enforcement officers apprehended an expatriate selling goods in violation of the standards for not having any details in Arabic, and upon completing the case file it was transferred to the authority concerned which decided to impose a fine of OMR 2,000 and seize and destroy the violating goods.
Whereas the third case concerns an expatriate issuing a service invoice under a name different from the name on the shop, and the file was referred to the authority concerned which decided to impose a fine of OMR 100.