Muscat: An administrative fine of OMR 1,000 has been imposed on an expat for selling chewing tobacco in Al Buraimi Governorate, Consumer Protection Authority (CPA), said.
The Consumer Protection Department in Al Buraimi Governorate, in cooperation with the Royal Oman Police, was able to arrest an expatriate worker selling chewing, non-smoking tobacco, as part of the efforts made by the authority to control prohibited goods that have an impact on the behaviour, health and safety of consumers in accordance with the Consumer Protection Law and its executive regulations and related decisions.
The violator was stopped while he was travelling in his private vehicle on the public road and after conducting the inspection, the violator was arrested with 795 bags of smokeless tobacco.
Accordingly, legal procedures are being taken up against the violator and an administrative fine of OMR 1,000 was imposed on him for violating Resolution No. (256/2015) and its amendments regarding the ban on the circulation of chewing tobacco. The seizures were also seized by the department in preparation for their destruction.
The Consumer Protection Authority advises not to violate the Consumer Protection Law, violate the consumer's rights, and harm people's health and safety.