Muscat: Two expatriates in Oman have been sentenced to a year in jail, in addition to being fined OMR1,000 after the Public Authority for Consumer Protection (PACP) caught them cheating customers by selling fake engine oil.
According to officials at PACP, the Primary Court of Buraimi also ordered the shutdown of the shop for six months and a lifelong deportation of the two after the completion of the sentence.
In a statement, PACP said, “The Primary Court of Buraimi sentenced two expatriates to one year in jail and fined them OMR1,000 for selling fake engine oil. The court also ordered the closure of the shop for six months and lifelong deportation after the completion of the sentence.”
Public Authority for Consumer Protection added: “The incident occurred when one of the consumers asked the accused to change the engine oil by using a certain type of oil brand. But the accused replaced the high quality
oil with a cheaper variety.
The organisation said: “Inspection teams found a carton and labels used to seal the engine oil bottles. The accused then admitted to their crime.”
After the completion of the legal proceedings, the accused were referred to the Public Prosecution. They were then referred to the court, which upheld the ruling.