During a surprise inspection campaign at the central markets and shops in Shuwaikh personnel from the Commercial Control Department of the Ministry of Commerce and Industry have seized 1,440 bottles of expired counterfeit popular drinks.
The Assistant Undersecretary for Commercial Compliance Eid Al-Shimmari said the pre-emptive strike carried out by the commercial control department is to check on price and prevent manipulation and fraud as the holy month of Ramadan approaches.
Shimmari said the Department has organized this surprise campaign with the help of Al-Siddiq Emergency Center. During the raid quantities of counterfeit bottles were seized whose validity date had expired and were being readied for distribution. He added the product and the owners have been referred to the Commercial Prosecution.
Source: Arab Times