More than 46 Thousand Counterfeit Parts for Famous Brands were Confiscated
MCI inspection teams seized two warehouses storing counterfeit auto parts for famous brands in Aziziyah neighborhood, south of Riyadh. The inspectors monitored illegal labors counterfeiting and forging auto parts by printing labels on the cartons bearing famous auto trademarks. Accordingly, MCI inspectors shut down the warehouses in violation, and those responsible were summoned for investigation and taking the legal penalties against them.
Meanwhile, more than 46 thousand pieces of counterfeit air & oil filters for famous brands were confiscated, in addition to seizing one million and six hundred thousand labels and empty cartons, prepared for packaging, while the inspectors monitored a truck ready to be used for distributing the quantities in the local markets.
The details go back when the Ministry received a tip about a warehouse in Aziziyah neighborhood, used by illegal labors for printing, packaging and storing counterfeit auto parts, while the printed cartons used to be stored in another warehouse belonging to the first one. MCI inspectors detected machines used to print the cover and barcode numbers of the counterfeit auto parts.
This comes as part of MCI inspection tours on warehouses and all commercial institutions, to verify their regular operation, to ensure the safety of the products, to protect the consumers against any counterfeit or manipulation, and to impose legal penalties on violators.The Ministry will not hesitate to impose the legal penalties on offenders and those involved in the practice of fraud and counterfeiting.
MCI calls on all consumers to lodge their complaints and observations through the toll free number 1900, or through the application of a commercial notification.