(MENAFN - Muscat Daily) Muscat- A number of expatriates have been sentenced to imprisonment and deportation for slaughtering and selling meat of diseased livestock.
The judgment was delivered by a Court of First Instance in Barka for violating the Consumer Protection Law promulgated by the Royal Decree 66/2014.
'The Consumer Protection Department in Barka in cooperation with Public Prosecution Department in Barka, Barka Police Station and Barka Municipality managed to arrest a number of expatriate workers who were involved in buying diseased livestock from a farm and slaughtering them to sell their meat,' the Public Authority for Consumer Protection (PACP) has said.
The authority said the accused would buy diseased livestock from some farms at low prices and slaughter them in other secluded farm areas in the wilayat of Barka.
The arrests were made after a thorough investigation. The officials zeroed in on the accused after keeping a close watch.
One of the expatriate workers was arrested while he was loading a diseased bull into a pickup vehicle to be delivered to the farm where such animals were taken for slaughtering.