The Ministry of Commerce Defames a Citizen and two Yemeni Expats Convicted of Commercial Concealment by Selling Fake Perfumes in Al Jouf

05 Mar 2020


The Ministry of Commerce has defamed a citizen and two expats of Yemeni nationality in Al-Jouf, after a judicial ruling condemning them of violating the Anti-Commercial Concealment Law, and the Anti-Commercial Fraud Law. It has been proved that the citizen has been enabling the two expats of engaging in an unauthorized commercial activity, by cheating, counterfeiting and selling fake perfumes that do not conform to standard specifications, also cosmetics, and products bearing counterfeiting medical allegations, contrary to the Islamic Law, they used also to make fake and misleading offers and discounts through the social media.
The evidence showed that the citizen has been covering up the two expats (father and son) against a lump sum, while the monthly revenues of the facility amounted to SR 150,000 riyals. The two expats were responsible for managing and conducting the business as if they were the real owner of the Est. In addition, they used to supply fraudulent and poorly manufactured goods to be marketed in the shops by claiming they are original. Accordingly, they were referred to the judicial authorities for taking the necessary legal measures. 
The Ministry has published a summary of the judicial ruling issued by Sakaka Criminal Court, imposing a fine of one hundred thousand riyals on the violators, closing the facility, liquidating its activity, cancelling the license, writing off the commercial registration, preventing the citizen from practicing the same trade activity, besides deporting the two expats from the Kingdom after the execution of the ruling, and not to be allowed to return for work, in addition to defamation by publishing the judgment in a local newspaper at the expense of the violators.
The Ministry of Commerce and Investment calls on all citizens and residents in all regions of the Kingdom to report cases of commercial concealment through the Ministry's Consumer Call Center (1900) or through the application of a Commercial Violation Report, or via the Ministry's website. Notably, MCI is granting an award of up to 30% of the total sentenced fines after collection. The fine may reach one million riyals against each violator. 

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Last Modified 08 Mar 2020