The Ministry of Commerce has defamed the owner of an establishment specialized in the trade of auto tires and oil in Al-Khafji Governorate, following a court ruling convicting him of violating the Anti-Commercial Fraud Law by possessing, storing and selling used tires, which is considered a punishable offense, since this act may pose risk on the safety of users.
The Ministry published the judicial ruling issued by the Criminal Court in Dammam, including a fine, confiscation and destruction of the seized quantities, and defamation by publishing the verdict in two newspapers at the expense of the violator.
In details, MC inspection teams had inspected the said Est. in Al Khafji Governorate, where they seized 244 used auto tires. Accordingly, the violation was referred to the relevant authorities for taking the legal measures in accordance with the Anti-Commercial Fraud Law.
The Ministry of Commerce affirms the continuation of addressing those violating the Anti-Commercial Fraud Law and imposing the legal penalties, since such act is considered a kind of fraud and deception toward the consumers. Notably the law provides for penalties of up to three-year imprisonment, a fine of up to one million riyals or both, and defamation of violators at their expense, besides deporting the illegal labors from the Kingdom and not to be allowed to return for work.
MC urges all consumers to lodge their complaints and reports against the violating establishments through MC Consumer Call Center (1900), or through the application of a Commercial Violation Report via the following link: https://mci.gov.sa/C-app or through the official website of the Ministry.