The Ministry of Commerce has defamed the owner of a fuel station and the labor of Bangladeshi nationality In Rabigh Governorate, after a court ruling convicted them of violating the Anti-Commercial Fraud Law. It has been proved that the said gas station is involved in mixing gasoline 91 and 95, and selling fuel that does not comply with the standard specifications.
The Ministry has published a summary of the judicial ruling issued by the Criminal Court in Jeddah, including a fine, closing the station for a month, and defamation by publishing the verdict in two newspapers at the expense of the violators.
The Ministry of Commerce is following up and monitoring the commitment of fuel stations in all regions of the Kingdom to protect the consumers against any fraud. MC will not hesitate to impose the legal penalties against any violations relevant to Anti-Commercial Fraud Law. Notably, the law stipulates imposing penalties of up to three-year imprisonment, a fine of up to one million riyals or both, and defaming the violators on their expenses, besides deporting the illegal labors from the Kingdom, and not to be allowed to return for work.
MC urges all consumers to lodge their reports and complaints against the violating establishments through MC Consumer Call Center (1900), or through the application of a Commercial Violation Report, or via the Ministry’s website.