The Ministry of Commerce and Investment has defamed the owner of an Est. specialized in foodstuffs in Hail. He was found guilty of violating the Anti-Commercial Fraud Law and the Commercial Data System. The labors used to cheat and deceive the consumers by repacking the coffee products (cardamom, saffron, coffee mix) in packages bearing famous trademarks, in addition to poor storage of goods and products because of the presence of insects and rodents inside the warehouse, besides changing the commercial data of the products.
A judgment was issued by the Criminal Court in Hail, convicting the violator and imposing a fine of two hundred thousand riyals, also confiscating and destroying the seized products, besides publishing the verdict 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.