MCI Refers 10 Illegal Labors to the Public Prosecution, Condemned of Running Gold Smithing Workshop at a Random House in Jeddah

12 Feb 2020


After carrying out the necessary monitoring and investigation for one week, MCI inspection teams were able to control ten illegal workers of Asian nationality, running an unlicensed gold smithing workshop at a random house in Al-Kandara neighborhood, south of Jeddah Governorate.

In coordination and cooperation with the security authorities, MCI inspectors find out that the illegal labors are running gold smith workshop and they are working for their own account, also the inspectors suspected the existence of a commercial cover-up, besides the workshop lacks a commercial registration or a license, as well as the absence of a stamp or a trademark for such gold smiths.

Meanwhile, MCI inspectors seized (743) pieces of gold smiths, weighing (4) kilograms, samples of which were referred for examination at specialized laboratories. The site was closed and the illegal labors were referred to the Public Prosecution for taking the necessary legal measures according to the Anti-Commercial Concealment Law, and the Precious Metals and Gemstones Law.

The Ministry of Commerce and Investment would like to stress that any business should be regular and legal by obtaining the necessary licenses to practice any trade activity. MCI calls on all citizens and residents in all regions of the Kingdom to report any violations through the Ministry Consumer Call Center (1900), or by the application of a Commercial Violation Report, or through the Ministry's website.

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Last Modified 13 Feb 2020