Expat jailed, deported for manufacturing banned tobacco

Business Monday 17/June/2019 15:23 PM
By: Times News Service
Expat jailed, deported for manufacturing banned tobacco

Muscat: An expat has been sentenced to four months in prison and will be banned from re-entering the Sultanate once his prison term is completed, the Public Authority for Consumer Protection (PACP) announced.

According to officials, the expat was arrested for manufacturing and selling banned "chewing tobacco”.

Officials also said that the preliminary court in Ibra issued a judgement against the "the expat worker for violating the Consumer Protection Act".

Officials from Oman's consumer watchdog said that the PACP in Ibra received a complaint from a consumer, claiming that there was an expat had been manufacturing and selling tobacco. With the help of the Royal Oman Police, the department inspected the house and large amounts of tobacco and funds were confiscated.