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Over 1,000 bags of chewing tobacco seized in Barka

11 Mar 2024 Over 1,000 bags of chewing tobacco seized in Barka

Muscat – The Consumer Protection Authority (CPA) in the South Batinah governorate has seized over 1,000 bags of chewing tobacco, which could have a negative impact on the behaviors and health of community members in Barka.

In a statement issued by the CPA said, ‘The authorities received information that a group of expatriate workers was involved in trading and selling chewed tobacco that do not meet the specifications. Evidence was collected and the law enforcement officers 1660 boxes and bags of chewing tobacco. This practice is a violation of decision No 256/2015, as amended by decision No 206/2023, regarding the banning of chewing tobacco.”

The CPA has taken legal action against violators, who were ordered to pay fines, and legal measures were taken to dispose of the seized items.

CPA stresses that it will spare no effort in following up and monitoring the markets, controlling everything that would harm the health and safety of consumers, eliminating this phenomenon, and tracking its sources. It will also work to take all legal measures against violators.

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