Two expats jailed for trading counterfeit cleaning products
February 27, 2019 | 10:55 AM
by Times News Service
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Muscat: After the seizure of more than 3,000 counterfeit cleaning products, two expats were jailed for trading counterfeit goods and manipulate their dates in Muscat Governorate, the Public Authority for Consumer Protection announced.

PACP said in a statement, "The Court of First Instance in Muscat recently issued a court ruling against defendants accused of selling counterfeit goods and not providing the consumer with correct information of the products. They were sentenced to a year's imprisonment and a fine of OMR 500, and six months' imprisonment and a fine of OMR1000 for the second charge."

In the case details, the Authority has received a complaint from a consumer stating that a company selling cleaning products manipulated the dates of its products and sold them to a number of commercial centers in the Sultanate.

PACP added: "the Authority has purchased a number of the company's products to verify the information,

after investigating a number of the company's products to verify the information, It has been confirmed that there is a difference in the dates of production and expired."

"There are indications showing that the dates are removed and new dates are printed in different places on the products. Accordingly, a team of judicial officers of the Authority managed to control 3641 counterfeit goods in the company," PACP added.

The company's behaviour is contrary to the Consumer Protection Law in Article 7, which states that "it is prohibited to trade any misrepresented, corrupt, counterfeit or unauthorised merchandise", and accordingly, PACP took legal action against the company.

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