Muscat: The Barka Court of First Instance has issued judicial rulings against defendants for violating the Consumer Protection Law 66/2014, and sentenced them to prison with fines.
Consumer Protection Authority (CPA), said: "Judicial control officers at the Consumer Protection Department in Barka were able, during field visits to a number of institutions selling tyres, to seize tyres suspected of having tampered production dates. Further examination showed that the production dates were faked. It was also found that the date of forged production does not match the date of arrival of the tyres in the Sultanate."
The accused persons who supplied the commodity were sentenced to three years imprisonment and a fine of OMR 10,000 each with the order to deport them from the country and ban further entry. The shops that sold the tyres were punished with a fine of OMR 20,000 for each, with the cessation of activity, cancellation of the license, the closure of the shop and the dissolution of the legal person for each of them," the statement added.