Grocery closed for selling tobacco products and expired foodstuff

RAS AL KHAIMAH — The Ras Al Khaimah Municipality yesterday shut down a grocery shop and slapped Dh5,000 fine on its owner for selling illegal tobacco products, locally known us ‘pan’ and ‘niswar’ and expired foodstuff.

By Sebugwaawo Ismail (Our staff reporter)

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Published: Mon 21 Jan 2008, 8:49 AM

Last updated: Sun 5 Apr 2015, 5:54 PM

Huge quantities of expired foodstuff and packets of tobacco products were seized during the raid.

Adil Ali Al Deek, Head of the Environment and Health Department in RAK Municipality, said the municipal inspectors raided the grocery on Saturday evening after receiving a complaint from a local man who had been sold expired crisps by the grocery.

Residents of the area had also complained that the grocery was selling tobacco products to children.

Mubarak Ali Al Shamsi, Director-General of RAK Municipality has urged residents to report such violators who only care for profits and do not pay attention to public health.

He urged parents to be cautious about their children’s behaviour and to prevent them from using tobacco products.

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