Included Chargers, Headsets for Smartphones, Packaging & Storage Containers
MCI inspection teams had shut down a warehouse in Al Batha quarter in Riyadh, involved in storing about 20 thousand counterfeit electric items for famous brands, not conforming to the Saudi Standards & Specifications. The inspectors monitored forging the country of origin of such items, and they were stored in containers bearing famous brands, claiming that they are of high quality, and thus misleading and deceiving the consumers. All the counterfeit quantities had been seized and confiscated, before being distributed in the local markets, while those responsible were summoned by MCI for investigation and imposing the legal penalties against them.
The seizures included counterfeit Chargers, four thousands headphones bearing the brand "Samsung", more than 11 thousands counterfeit "USB" bearing the brand of "Apple", also 300 "Apple" car chargers, as well as more than one thousand "USB" ready to be counterfeited. Three thousands anonymous "AUX” connections, not bearing any trade data, were destroyed, together with 200 dual electric chargers, not conforming to the Saudi Specifications and Standards.
The seizures also included more than 6 thousand empty containers ready for packaging, and they were prepared for counterfeiting and forging famous trademarks, such as "Apple", "Samsung", and “LG”. In addition, more than 40 thousand posters, guarantee cards and various symbols for "Apple" ready for counterfeiting, were detected as well.
MCI had already carried out inspection rounds in various regions of the Kingdom, led to the seizure and confiscation of large quantities of counterfeit and adulterated consuming goods, used to be re-packed, stored and distributed by illegal labors, in purpose of deceiving and cheating the consumers.
MCI would like to emphasize that it will continue its inspection rounds on all warehouses and commercial institutions, to verify their regular work, and to ensure the absence of fraud and manipulation practices on consumers, and to stop exploiting the demand for purchase in selling and marketing any counterfeit or adulterated items.
MCI calls on all consumers to report their complaints and observations through the toll free number 1900.