The Fraud and Counterfeiting Items Targeted the Local Market
MCI inspection teams detected illegal labors in a rest house, east of Riyadh, storing unknown detergents and they used to refill them inside containers, bearing a counterfeit trademark "Dettol", claiming that they are of high quality. The site was shut down and the owner, with the labors were summoned by MCI for investigation and taking the legal procedures against them.
The details go back when MCI received a tip from a company stating that some labors were marketing counterfeit detergents for famous brands. MCI inspectors immediately raided the site in cooperation and coordination with the joint security campaigns. Upon inspecting the site, 20 thousand empty containers, ready for refilling, were seized, also 2000 containers ready for sale, 15 thousand empty cartons, 40 thousand counterfeit caps for the containers, bearing fraud trademarks, as well as machines for sealing the caps by pressure, also thermal packaging tools, 1 ton capacity tanks, a second tank of 200 kg capacity for antiseptic liquid.
MCI inspection teams had carried out a comprehensive survey within their on-going tours to ensure the absence of cheating and counterfeiting in the process of manufacturing and marketing the consuming products, in order to maintain the health and safety of consumers.
This comes within MCI on-going inspection tours on warehouses and commercial facilities, to verify their regular operations, and to ensure the absence of cheating and manipulation practices on the consumers, and to eradicate the supply of counterfeit and substandard products in the market.
MCI will not hesitate to impose the legal penalties on offenders and those involved in the practice of fraud, and all that puts the health and safety of consumers at risk.
MCI calls on consumers to lodge their complaints and observations through the toll free number 1900, or through the application of a Commercial Notification.