The site was closed and those involved were summoned for investigation and taking the statutory procedures against them
MCI Control Teams had detected an expat of Arab nationality running a plant for producing counterfeit perfume in Al Masani`a Quarter, south of Riyadh. The inspectors monitored illegal labors putting famous trading brands on the outer packaging bearing "Made in France" then to be sold and marketed to the commercial shops in purpose of cheating and misleading the consumers. The site was closed and those involved were summoned for investigation and taking the statutory procedures against them.
MCI Inspection Teams had seized 50 thousand Perfumes packets ready to be marketed in the local market. The confiscated items included 20 thousand packets ready for sale, and more than 30 thousand empty bottles ready to be refilled, in addition to more than 25 thousand cartons used for packaging the perfume, and large quantities of posters reading "Made in France". All the quantities were confiscated in cooperation and coordination with the joint security campaigns.
During the inspection of the site, located on Al Haiyer Road, South of Riyadh, the Control Teams monitored as well the existence of papers, documents and official seals belonging to Commercial Establishments, while the said plant was not licensed and did not have any external guiding signs illustrating the type of its activity.
MCI had announced earlier the detection of illegal labors involved in the storage of 50 thousand counterfeit perfume packets for famous brands in Al Batha Quarter in Riyadh, all the quantities were confiscated and those involved were summoned for investigation and taking the statutory procedures against them.
MCI emphasizes the continuation of its surveillance works on the commercial and industrial sectors in all Regions of the Kingdom, to ensure the absence of fraud and adulteration on the consumer, and to respond to all notifications and to apply the regulation on the violators.
MCI stresses that it will not tolerate in imposing the statutory penalties on violators and those involved in the practice of 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 Notification Center in the Ministry through the toll-free number 1900.