This is within MCI Inspection Rounds to Detect the Distributors of Counterfeit and Fake Commodities
MCI inspection teams detected illegal labors, involved in printing and forging bags and covers used to refill and pack auto parts. MCI inspectors detected large quantities of counterfeit air & oil filters for famous brands at a warehouse located in Al Kharj Old Road, south of Riyadh. The labors used to remove the labels of the items produced in "China" and replace them with counterfeit brands to cheat and mislead the consumers, claiming that such parts are original. The warehouse was shut down by MCI, and those responsible were summoned for investigation and taking the legal penalties against them.
During the inspection, MCI inspectors seized a huge printing machine, used to print counterfeit trademarks for famous brands. Twenty thousand counterfeit air & oil filters were seized for famous brands. Actually, they were made in China. The seizures also included about 40 thousand empty cartons bearing counterfeit trademarks, such as "Hyundai", "Nissan" ,"AC Delco" and "Bush", ready to be filled and packed, and then to be distributed in the local markets.
MCI has recently carried out a comprehensive inspection campaigns on warehouses and shops in various regions of the Kingdom to reveal and seize the counterfeit and fake commodities. Large quantities were detected and confiscated with the closure of the violating shops, and those involved were summoned for investigate and taking the legal procedures against them.
MCI would like to emphasize that it will continue its inspection rounds on the warehouses, shops, factories and all commercial institutions to ensure their regular works.
MCI also calls on all the consumers to report their complaints and observations through the toll free number 1900, or through the application of a Commercial Notification.