Three gov’t employees handed prison terms over rotten foodstuffs

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AMMAN — The Amman Court of First Instance Wednesday sentenced three public service employees to two years of temporary hard labor over allegedly allowing the entry of pistachio and coffee that were “not fit for human consumption” into the Kingdom, according to the Jordan News Agency, Petra.اضافة اعلان

Of the 27 charged in the case, the court found that the three defendants allegedly labelled the foodstuffs as fit for entry at the Aqaba Special Economic Zone, instead of barring their entry.

The court said that the defendants’ actions caused JD56,000 worth of damages to the Treasury, ordering them to pay the full amount in compensatory damages, in addition to the administrative and judicial expenses resulting from the case.

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