MCI, a Comprehensive Inspection Campaign on Traditional Houses and Warehouses Reveals 45 thousand Fake Items

14 Jun 2015
Including Shampoo, Sanitary Ware and Auto Spare Parts
As part of the efforts of MCI inspection teams in addressing all kinds of commercial fraud, the inspectors detected illegal labors who had exploited the traditional houses and some warehouses in Riyadh for storing more than 45 thousand counterfeit consuming goods of famous brands, such as shampoo, anonymous body cream, in addition to large quantities of sanitary ware, auto parts, claiming that such items are of high quality, in order to cheat and deceive the consumers. The sites were shut down and those responsible were summoned for investigation and taking the legal penalties against them.

The details go back when the inspectors detected illegal labors marketing   anonymous shampoo and beauty cream, which did not have any commercial data. These items were stored inside a traditional house in Al Deira quarter, in Riyadh. Some items, made in China, were packed in containers bearing famous brands, such as "Head & Shoulders", " Pantene, "" Sun Silk "," Claire "," Dove "and others. More than 22 thousand shampoo and 4500 cream  packets were confiscated. 

MCI inspectors also shut down a warehouse in Al-Shifa quarter, south of Riyadh, forging the country of origin of sanitary ware. More than 3,500   "Siphons" claimed to be made in Britain, were confiscated. The inspectors monitored as well 2000 empty cartons, ready for packaging and storage.

Meanwhile, MCI inspectors had shut down a warehouse in Al Faisaliah quarter, south of Riyadh, after its involvement in forging auto parts, where more than 15 thousand auto parts were confiscated, including break pad bearing the brand "AC Delco". Samples were withdrawn for necessary verification of the trademark. The owner of the warehouse was summoned for investigation about the source of such spare parts.

It is worth mentioning that MCI had carried out control and inspection campaigns recently, in cooperation and coordination with the joint security campaigns, which resulted in detecting illegal labors involved in storing large quantities of counterfeit and fake consuming goods inside warehouses and homes in Riyadh, those responsible were summoned for investigation and taking the legal procedures against them.

This comes within the ongoing inspection rounds, implemented by the Ministry to ensure the absence of cheating and fraud practices on consumers, and to stop exploiting the demand for purchase in selling and marketing any fraudulent or counterfeit goods.

MCI stresses that it will not tolerate in imposing the legal penalties on violators and those involved in the practice of fraud, and all that put the health and safety of consumers at risk.

The Ministry also calls on all consumers to report their complaints and observation to the Notification Center in the Ministry on 1900, or through the application of Commercial Notification.

Last Modified 26 Dec 2018