During the last five days, MCI inspection teams had carried out 82 inspection rounds at the Governorate of Sharoura, Resulted on the seizure of 3138 corrupted and fake items, non-conforming to Saudi Standard Specifications, including a variety of foodstuffs, electrical connections, plugs and chargers.
MCI inspectors detected 30 violations, based on Fines and Penalties Regulations, while 13 cases of violating Anti-Commercial Fraud Law, and Anti-Commercial Concealment Law were referred to the Public Prosecution for taking the necessary legal procedures. The inspectors detected as well 8 violations at gold & jewelry shops. The owners were summoned by MCI for taking the necessary legal procedures, in accordance with Precious Metals and Gem Stones Regulations.
MCI inspection tours also included gas stations, where 86 fuel pumps had been checked and calibrated to verify the quality of fuel and the absence of fraud and cheating, besides the compliance with the approved pricing, and to shut down any pumps in violation.
These inspection tours come as a continuation of MCI campaigns on commercial establishments in different regions of the Kingdom to ensure the regularity of their work and to eradicate any corrupted or sub-standard products in the markets.
MCI would like to confirm that it will not hesitate to impose the legal penalties, based on the Anti-Commercial Fraud Law, which may reach up to three years' imprisonment, a fine of up to SR 1 million, in addition to the defamation against the violators in the local newspapers at their own expense , deporting the foreign offenders from the Kingdom and writing off the Commercial Registration.
MCI calls on all consumers to lodge their complaints and reports through MCI Consumer Call Center (1900) or through the application of a Commercial Violation Report or through the Ministry's website.