MCI Detected Labors Trading with Diesel and Kerosene by Selling that in the Black Market

19 May 2014
The Inspection Teams Found Out Tanks Manufactured in a Primitive Way Containing Quantities of Diesel and Kerosene 
MCI Inspection Teams detected  a group of expats that deliberately storing  fuel inside tanks that were manufactured in a primitive way and hiding that in a rest house near the housing area in Al Zulfi , large quantities of diesel and kerosene had been found inside big tanks ready to be sold to some companies and specialized laundries. This is considered a major threat to the safety of the residents. The site had been closed and those involved were summoned for investigation and taking the legal procedures against them.

The Ministry had received a report filed by a citizen stating his suspicion in one of the rest houses and the labors who were working inside, where the MCI inspection teams proceeded immediately to raid the site, but the labors refused to open the gates, so the teams with the participation of the security authorities opened the locks and entered by force and started searching the site, it had been found out that the site belonged to a resident of Arab nationality, the site can accommodate more than 15 trucks , in addition to owning three large trucks, and three mini-type " Dina " to be used for fuel distribution in the province, a Yukon car Model 2005 had been found as well, besides  finding  a number of counterfeit documents and contracts.

The MCI Inspection Teams found out inside the said rest house, which was surrounded by metal sheets for misleading and to be out of control, rooms furnished with luxurious furniture such as Arabian seating, double bedrooms, kitchens, baths, as well as detecting some cosmetics.

This comes within the framework of the intensive inspection campaigns carried out by the Ministry on factories, warehouses and shops in all regions of the Kingdom, to verify the quality of the stored materials and the ones offered for sale, and to ensure the absence of violations that may affect the safety of consumers.

MCI stresses that it would not tolerate in imposing the legal penalties on violators and those involved in the practice of fraud and counterfeiting, 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.  1900.
Last Modified 26 Dec 2018