In pictures: Over 370,000 bags of smokeless chewing tobacco destroyed in Dhofar

The Consumer Protection Department in Dhofar Governorate destroyed (371025) bags of non-smoked chewing tobacco (best) in cooperation with the Dhofar Municipality and Bee’ah Waste Management Company, as part of the efforts made by the authority represented by its various directorates and departments in the governorates to combat the spread of prohibited materials that have an impact on health and safety. individual and society.

The Department was able to confiscate the vehicle, investigate the seizures and take legal measures after they received a communication from the Royal Oman Police (Investigation Department) stating that a suspected 3-ton truck carrying these large quantities of prohibited materials was seized in the state of Salalah, the northern Awqad region, and accordingly the Consumer Protection Department in Dhofar proceeded The site after obtaining a search warrant from the Public Prosecution, which resulted in the seizure of (51) large bags containing (371025) bags of smokeless chewing tobacco (better type), equivalent to 25,500 thousand small bags of 50 grams, wrapped and ready for sale and use.

This is in violation of Resolution No. (256/2015) amended by Resolution No. (301/2016) regarding the prohibition of the circulation of chewed tobacco (non-smoked) in any form and under any name. Accordingly, a record of the case was issued, all legal procedures were completed, and the quantities confiscated. seized and destroyed.

The Consumer Protection Authority calls on all merchants and commercial establishments to adhere to health regulations and requirements and not to harm the health and safety of consumers in any way. It also calls on consumers to report violations that detract from their rights guaranteed by law.

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