A Gas Establishment has been Defamed by MCI for Cheating the Consumers

02 Apr 2018
Closure, Fine and Deportation of the involved Labors in the said Est.
The Ministry of Commerce and Investment has defamed Gas-Cylinder Establishment in Riyadh. This is after the issuance of a judgment by the Criminal Court in Riyadh to impose penalties on the said Establishment for violating the Anti-Commercial Fraud Law.

The Ministry explained that the said establishment and its employees were condemned to reduce the quantity and weight of the gas cylinders that are ready for sale deliberately. They used to take out the gas from the full cylinders and fill it in empty ones, then they put the cover again claiming that the cylinders are full and ready for sale. A sentence has been issued to close the Establishment in violation and to impose a fine on all the convicts, besides the deportation of the expats from the Kingdom, and not to be allowed to re-enter the Kingdom for work. This is after the enforcement of the penalties and ruling on them. This verdict to be published in two local newspapers at the expense of the violators.

The details go back when MCI inspectors received a tip about a Gas Establishment involved in taking out gas from the full cylinders and fill it in the empty ones, in a very technical way, then they used to replace the cover, claiming that such cylinders are full and ready for sale. Thus, the quantity and weight of the gas cylinder is less and does not meet the required standard. A number of tools and equipment used in this cheating process has been seized. Accordingly, the owners and those responsible were summoned by the Ministry for further investigation, and the case was referred to the judicial authorities to impose the legal penalties on the violators.

MCI would like to confirm the on-going efforts to address and combat all those violating the Anti-Commercial Fraud Law. MCI will not hesitate to impose stern measures and penalties on those involved in cheating, fraud or misleading the consumers.

MCI calls on all consumers to lodge their complaints through MCI Consumer Call Center (1900), or through the application of a Commercial Violation Report or through the Ministry's official website.

Last Modified 25 Dec 2018