All the quantities were seized, and those involved were summoned for investigation and imposing the statutory penalties
MCI inspection rounds had contributed in the detection of two warehouses run by illegal labors in Buraidah. They used to store local firewood, which is prohibited to be sold or marketed in the local markets. It turns out that the labors are involved in the infringement and cutting down large quantities of trees and bushes from the valleys and woods, and then to be cut by saw and stored in warehouses. All the quantities were confiscated and those involved were summoned by MCI for investigation and imposing the statutory penalties against them.
The details go back when MCI field inspection teams suspected two random warehouses in Al Humer Quarter, in Buraidah, and during the inspection process, the inspectors detected enormous amounts of local “Sumer” and “Arta`a” firewood, which was prepared to be sold in the local markets and shops, in order to be used for keeping warm in winter. This is contrary to the regulations issued in that regard, which emphasized the prevention of marketing and selling the local firewood in order to preserve the vegetation of the Kingdom and the protection of the environment.
This came at a time when MCI continues its control rounds on warehouses and commercial institutions in various regions of the Kingdom, to verify and check their regular works, where the Ministry emphasizes that it will not tolerate in imposing the statutory penalties on violators and those involved in fraud and manipulation.
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.