Tire racket busted in Oman
ERJ staff report (BC)
Muscat – The Public Authority for Consumer Protection of Oman (PACP) has exposed a racket of selling faulty used tires as “almost new” and has caught 13 suspects, reports Sunil K. Vaidya of Gulf News.
PACP chairman Saeed Bin Khamis Al Kaabi is quoted as saying: “We have arrested 13 Asian expatriates for passing off damaged tires as usable … after processing them at a workshop.”
When the PACP raided the premises, workers were engaged in re-grooving and polishing old tires while a truck, loaded with faulty old tires, was parked outside the store. The case has been handed over to public prosecutors for legal action against the business owners and workers concerned.
According to Royal Oman Police statistics, over five per cent of fatal accidents in the country are due to faulty tires, which caused 323 accidents in 2011. 57 fatalities out of a total of 1052 were attributed to tires in that year.
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