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Violator selling prohibited melamine caught

20/01/2014

A primary court at Sur recently issued its ruling against an Indian national defendant who violated The Law of Consumer Protection by offering for sale prohibited plates containing the Formaldehyde which damages health. The violator ignored the decision No. 404/2012, which prohibited selling and or marketing melamine products made in Thailand. 

 

Inspectors from the Administration of the Public Authority for Consumer Protection in the Governorate of Al Sharqiyah South raided on the shop the violator used to promote his prohibited products. The case has been referred to the Public Prosecutor to be   referred to the competent court after completing procedures required. The competent court fined the violator RO 1000, and the goods were confiscated as well. 

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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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