MCI inspection teams detected as well some violations such as not putting a price tag on the items and not writing the bills in Arabic.
MCI teams was engaged in chasing fake and counterfeit products like bags, leather goods and watches of world famous brands estimated at more than 600 items offered for sale in a number of shops and commercial markets in Jeddah , where they were confiscated and the owners were summoned for investigation, the suppliers were tracked through the purchase invoices.
Some shops did not put a price tag, and they did not write the bills in Arabic. The necessary procedures had been taken against them.
That came after sudden inspection tours conducted by MCI inspection teams on various sites and markets, in addition to raid a number of commercial buildings located in Al Balad area, in order to ensure the absence of counterfeit goods.
The seized and confiscated bags included copied brands for: Louis Vuitton , Chanel , CH, Michael Cross, and Roberto Cavalli , Prada, Barbra , Hormuz , Lacosta , D & G, Versace , Christian Dior , Cartier , Valentino , wallets of Givenchy and Fendi ,watches bear the brands ( Fendi , Voutchi , Hormuz , Cartier , Sheppard).
MCI confirms that it will continue its inspection rounds on markets, shops, factories and all the commercial establishments, to ensure their regular works, and the absence of any fraud or adulterated practices on the consumers, and to stop exploiting the demand for purchase in selling and marketing of counterfeit and adulterated goods .
MCI emphasizes that it will not tolerate in applying the legal penalties on violators and those involved in the practice of fraud, and all that put the health and safety of consumers at risk.
MCI calls on all the consumers to report their complaints and observations to the Report Center in the Ministry on the phone No. 800 124 1616.