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CPA cracks down on expired goods fraud

22 May 2024 CPA cracks down on expired goods fraud

Muscat – The Consumer Protection Authority (CPA) in Dhofar responded to a report from an orphan association on Wednesday.

The report indicated that the association had received a shipment of consumer goods with manipulated expiration dates, extending the validity by two years.

The court convicted the representative of trading adulterated, corrupt, and unauthorised goods, resulting in a two-year prison sentence and a fine of RO3,000. Additionally, for the misdemeanor of providing false information about the goods, the court imposed a six-month prison term and a fine of RO1,000.

All penalties will be executed, with the longest sentence taking precedence. After serving the sentence, the representative will be permanently deported from the country and will bear the legal costs.

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