Consumer agency to charge supermarket owner for ‘kidnaping’ inspectors
Santo Domingo.- The consumer protection agency (Pro Consumidor) will today Friday file charges against Supermercado Juan, in San Francisco de Macoris (central), where its inspectors were allegedly illegally held when they tried to do their job.
The agency said the business was selling foods with expired dates and goods and diapers gnawed by rats, among other irregularities that pose a threat to consumers’ health.
The complaint will be filed at 1pm today in San Francisco, said Pro Consumidor director Anina del Castillo, who on Thursday said inspectors were verbally assaulted and locked within the supermarket, to prevent the confiscation of products including dented or rusty cans, among others.
She said the owner together with 15 armed people verbally abused inspectors and locked them inside, posing a risk the their lives and safety and the citizens who were at the site during the incident. “Only the professionalism and self-control of the inspectors prevented a tragedy.”
Aug 13, 2016
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