The Ministry of Commerce Defames a Gas Station Condemned of Cheating the Consumers by Mixing Fuel with Water in Riyadh

24 Aug 2020


The Ministry of Commerce has defamed the owner of a gas station and the labor in charge after the issuance of a court ruling convicting them of violating the Anti-Commercial Fraud Law. It has been proved that the gas station is involved in cheating by mixing auto fuel with water.

The Ministry has published a summary of the judicial ruling issued by the Criminal Court in Riyadh, imposing a fine of 50 thousand riyals on the violators, closing the gas station for a week, compensating the affected consumers, deporting the expat from the Kingdom after the execution of the ruling and not to be allowed to return for work, and defamation by publishing the verdict in two local newspapers at the expense of the violators.

The Ministry of Commerce confirms monitoring and controlling the commitment of the gas stations in all regions of the Kingdom to protect the consumers, control the violations relevant to the anti-commercial fraud law and to impose the legal penalties. Notably, the Regulations stipulate imposing penalties of up to three-year imprisonment, a fine of up to one million riyals, or both, besides defamation in two local newspapers at the expense of the violator, also deporting the illegal labors, as well as suspending the license and preventing the owner of practicing the same trade activity.
MC urges all consumers to lodge their reports and complaints about the violating establishments through MC Consumer Call Center (1900), or through the application a Commercial Violation Report, or via the Ministry’s official website.

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Last Modified 24 Aug 2020