One jailed, fined OMR3,000 for storing rice with chemicals in Oman
February 13, 2018 | 11:10 AM
by Times News Service
Public Authority for Consumer Protection.

Muscat: One person has been sentenced to three months in prison apart from being charged a fine of OMR3,000 for storing rice in a cabin containing chemicals, announced the Public Authority for Consumer Protection (PACP).

The sentencing comes after the preliminary court in Barka handed a verdict against the defendant accused of violating the Consumer Protection Law issued by Royal Decree No. 66/2014.

“The judgement was based on field visits by inspectors to shops around the areas. It was noted that there were quantities of rice in closed cabins, including a cupboard with a sticker containing a chemical to kill insects," PACP said.

PACP immediately took the necessary action by addressing the Public Prosecution to obtain a court order to examine the rice and insecticide used. "The competent authorities were informed of the presence of impurities and physical contaminants in the rice," added PACP.

After obtaining evidence of a violation of the Consumer Protection law, the file was forwarded to the authorised court, which then issued a verdict condemning the accused of trading corrupt and unauthorised goods along with a lack of commitment to transparency and credibility.

After the verdict, the authorities seized all the harmful goods.

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