Two Plants, for Recycling and Filling Cans with Kerosene and Inks, were shut down
As an extension of MCI inspection campaigns in different parts of the kingdom, illegal labors were detected running a plant for storing and filling fuel in Buraidah. The inspectors monitored the presence of large quantities of metal containers filled with anonymous kerosene, not bearing any trade data.
MCI inspection teams had tracked down another unlicensed plant involved in recycling and processing scrap materials, to be used as containers and cans bearing famous trademarks, to be filled later with kerosene and ink,.
MCI had shut down the said plants and those responsible were summoned for investigation and taking the legal penalties against them, while more than 18 thousand kerosene cans, ready for sale, were confiscated, in addition to more than 22 thousand metal containers, to be used for filling with counterfeit materials, and then to bear famous brands in order to be sold to the markets and paint shops.
The inspection teams monitored the absence of any license for such activity, as well as the presence of large quantities of empty containers of various sizes, prepared to be filled with counterfeit materials, and other anonymous filled containers.
This comes, as an extension of MCI inspection rounds on warehouses and commercial institutions in all regions of the Kingdom, to verify their regular work, and to ensure the absence of fraud and manipulation on consumers, and to stop exploiting the demand for buying in marketing corrupted and expired products.
MCI stresses that it will not tolerate in imposing the legal penalties on violators and those involved in the practice of fraud, and those selling corrupted and expired foodstuffs and consuming items, contrary to the trade data system, and all that put the health and safety of consumers at risk.
MCI calls on all consumers to report their complaints and observations to the Notification Center in the Ministry on 1900.