Expats Fined OMR 3000 for selling chewing tobacco in Oman

Muscat: The Consumer Protection Department in the Governorate of South Al Batinah in Rustaq, in cooperation with the Royal Oman Police and the Public Prosecution, managed to arrest two expatriate workers selling chewed (non-smoked) tobacco, as part of the efforts made by the authority to combat the spread of prohibited substances that have an impact on the health and safety of the individual and society.

The details are summed up in the fact that, during their field visits to shops and markets in the state, the judicial control officers noticed that many consumers of different nationalities frequented some shops. In anticipation of storing more tobacco in it, then the shops and the residence were raided in cooperation with the Royal Oman Police, where they were seized (66) large bags of better type, and (164) small better bags, in addition to (17) bags of better type. Naswar, and (3) of the Shana type, and thus they have violated Resolution No. (256/2015) amended by Resolution No. (301/2016) regarding the ban on the circulation of chewing (non-smoking) tobacco in any form and under any name, and accordingly measures were taken They were subject to legal law, where (3000) thousand Omani riyals were imposed as an administrative fine on them.

The authority assures that it will spare no effort in following up and monitoring the markets and controlling everything that may harm the health and safety of consumers. It will also work to take all legal measures against violators. It also calls on consumers to report any abuses they may notice through the authority’s various communication channels.

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