MCI, the Control Teams in Jeddah Shut Down an Electric Tools Warehouse Forging the Country of Origin by Writing "Made in Germany"

06 Apr 2014
As a Continuation of the previous inspection rounds that had  contributed in detecting those counterfeiting the foodstuffs and consuming items, the Control Rounds revealed a warehouse belonging to Esam Kabbani Co., located Eastern of Jeddah counterfeiting the country of origin for building materials by replacing the label " Made in China" with one bearing the phrase "Made in Germany ". The labors inside the warehouse were detected doing that. Therefore, all the quantities were confiscated and the warehouse was closed immediately, and those involved were summoned for investigation and taking the necessary legal procedures against them.
This comes as a continuation of the previous raids conducted by MCI on a number of warehouses, commercial establishments, factories and some   houses that were involved in forging the country of origin for a number of food and consuming commodities such as electrical appliances, electronics, plumbing materials, perfumes and mattresses, where they were shut down and those involved were referred to Investigation and Public Prosecution Authority to complete the statutory procedures.
MCI had conducted investigations about the said warehouse and raided it during the working hours. The Control Teams noted that the foreign workers were following professional steps through removing the original posters by special machines and putting another forged posters on the products, to be marketed after that to the consumers.
The seizures included shear machines (saw) and other construction tools, in addition to a wide range of counterfeit labels bearing "Made in Germany".
MCI stresses that it will continue its Control Rounds on warehouses, factories and commercial establishments to ensure their regular work, and the absence of fraud practices and counterfeiting on the consumers, and it will apply the legal penalties against the offenders and those involved in fraudulent practices and all that put the health and safety of consumers at risk.
MCI calls on all the consumers to report their complaints and observations to the Report Center in the Ministry on the phone No. 800 124 1616.
Last Modified 25 Dec 2018