MCI Detected 100 Thousand Counterfeit Auto Spare Parts in warehouses in Riyadh

18 May 2014
Labors were forging the country of origin, and the value of the confiscated quantities exceeding three million riyals
MCI had detected two warehouses in Al Faisaliah area, south of Riyadh run by foreign labors deliberately forging the country of origin for auto parts and putting stickers for famous brands, where more than 100 thousand spare parts had been confiscated which worth more than SR 3 million riyals, the involved warehouses were immediately closed and the legal procedures had been taken against the owners and the foreign labors.

In details, MCI received a report stating the existence of Asian labors in some warehouses who were forging the country of origin for Chinese spare parts with another origin according to the car model, to be distributed and marketed in the local market at high prices. The MCI Control Teams with the cooperation of the security authorities proceeded towards the site and conducted the necessary investigations and verification, in addition to detecting a number of violations within the sites such as the existence of labor housing inside the warehouse and lack of safety procedures.

The large quantities of the forged spare parts included: Batteries, brake pad, filters, auto oil, shock absorbers, and other spare parts belonging to different types of cars including: Toyota, Nissan, Land Rover, Mercedes, Honda, Ford, Jeep, Dodge and Chrysler.

The MCI Inspection Teams had recently carried out intensive control campaign on warehouses and auto parts stores in various parts of the kingdom, and seized a large number of counterfeit and adulterated parts, and legal procedures were taken against the violators.

MCI emphasizes the continuation of its control work on the commercial and industrial sectors in all regions of the Kingdom, to ensure that there are no manipulation or fraud practices on the consumer, to respond to all the complaints and to take the necessary legal procedures against the offenders. 

MCI will not tolerate in imposing the legal penalties against the offenders and those involved in the practice of fraud, 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 Control Center in the Ministry on the phone No. 1900.
Last Modified 26 Dec 2018