The Ministry of Commerce and Investment has defamed the owner of a commercial establishment specialized in wholesale and retail of foodstuffs, cosmetics, medicines and children's supplies, after he was found guilty of violating the Anti-Commercial Fraud Law, by storing and selling expired medicines, baby milk, cosmetics and oils, in a warehouse located in Hajj Street in Makkah. This is considered a punishable offense, in view of the danger these products may pose to the health and safety of the consumers.
A verdict was issued by the Administrative Court in Makkah to convict the violator and impose a fine, closing the Est. for ten days, confiscating and destroying the seized quantities, besides publishing the ruling in two local newspapers at the expense of the violator.
The Ministry of Commerce and Investment confirms the continuation of addressing those violating the Anti-Commercial Fraud Law by taking stern measures and imposing the legal penalties against them, in view of the fraud and deception towards the consumers. The Rules & Regulations related to Anti-Commercial Fraud Law stipulates penalties that may reach to three-year imprisonment, fines up to one million riyals or both , Defamation in two local newspapers at the expense of the violator, deportation of the illegal labors from the Kingdom, besides the suspension and prevention of practicing the same commercial activity.
MCI calls on all consumers to lodge their complaints or observations through MCI Consumer Call Center (1900), or through the application of a Commercial Violation Report, or via the Ministry's website.