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Verdicts against consumer protection law violators in Ibra

18/01/2017

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.

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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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