Muscat: Farm products, reportedly with pesticides beyond the permissible limit, sent back to Oman from a neighbouring country, were destroyed at the Al Wajajah border, the Sultanate’s Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries tweeted. The products were exported from Oman.
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In a notice uploaded in its official twitter account, the ministry said that the products were sent to the neighbouring country without the requisite permission for export.
“While being sent back, the consignment was seized. After finding out that it was exported without the required permissions, it was destroyed,” the notice said.
“The transporters have revealed that they were not aware whether the products had required permissions to be transported or not. A case has been filed against the owner and the case will be transferred to the public prosecution,” the notice added.
In another notice, the ministry said both Oman and the neighbouring country follow global standards in trading farm products.