Two expatriates/expats in Oman have been jailed for selling of counterfeit engine oil. In addition, they were also fined OMR1,000 by the Public Authority for Consumer Protection (PACP). According to officials at PACP, the Primary Court of Buraimi also ordered the shutdown of the shop for six months. Even more, a lifelong deportation of the two after the completion of the sentence.
Below is a statement by PACP (Public Authority for Consumer Protection):
“The Primary Court of Buraimi sentenced two expatriates to one year in jail and fined them OMR1,000 for selling fake engine oil. The court also ordered the closure of the shop for six months and lifelong deportation after the completion of the sentence.”
The incident occurred when one of the consumers asked the accused to change the engine oil by using a certain type of oil brand. But the accused replaced the high quality oil with a cheaper variety.
As a result, inspection teams found a carton and labels used to seal the engine oil bottles. The accused then admitted to their crime.”
After the completion of the legal proceedings, the accused were referred to the Public Prosecution. They were then referred to the court, which upheld the ruling.