The Quantities Seized were contrary to the Trade Data System and not conforming to the Saudi Standards & Specifications
Ministry of Commerce and Industry had shut down a plant for refining motor oil in Jeddah. During the inspection, it turned out that large quantities of refined oil were purchased, re-filled in cans bearing the phrase “High Quality”, this is to mislead and cheat the consumers. More than 150 thousand cans, contrary to the Trade Data System and not conforming to the Saudi Standards & Specifications, were seized by MCI inspectors. Those responsible were summoned by MCI for investigation and taking the legal procedures against them.
This happened during MCI inspection rounds, targeted a number of factories and warehouses, south of Jeddah, where the inspectors noticed refined motor oil being re-filled in one liter cans, not bearing any trade data, the name of manufacturer or the production and expiry date.
The seizures included 149 thousand oil cans, contrary to the Trade Data System, and 1,000 “Crown Super GT" engine oil, not conforming to the Saudi Standards & Specifications.
MCI inspectors also monitored five large 18 tons storage tanks, prepared for storage and re-filling, as well as machinery for filling and processing the oil cans.
Meanwhile, MCI had 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 that had been re-filled and stored by illegal labors, in purpose of cheating and deceiving the consumers.
MCI would like to confirm that it will continue its inspection and control 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 commodities.
MCI calls on all consumers to cooperate and report their complaints and observations through the toll free number 1900.