An expatriate worker in Oman was fined 2,000 riyals for selling chewing tobacco illegally, according to a local newspaper.
Apparently, a man whose nationality was unknown was arrested by the Consumer Protection Authority for violating the law in the Barka state in northern Oman, according to Omani news portal Al Shabiba.
In violation of consumer protection law that bans chewing tobacco, the offender sold it in a residential area.
For repeating the offense, he had been fined OMR 2,000.
Consumer Protection Authority pledged strict market surveillance to expose violations of consumers' health and safety and to prosecute violators accordingly.