Cheats in ‘Kout Mall’; Syrian man involved in forgery of traveler’s checks

KUWAIT CITY, Aug 16:  Ministry of Commerce and Industry announced that its officials from the Trade Monitoring and Consumer Protection Sector detected various violations in the Vegetables and Fruits Market inside Al-Kout Mall in Fahaheel area, in addition to other shopping malls, cooperative societies, and garment shops, reports Al-Seyassah daily.

The ministry noted the violations were related to hike in prices, cheating in weight, inconsistent pricing, manipulating origin of commodities, conducting promotions without proper authorization, and rottenness of fish.

The officials issued citations against violators and referred them to the Trade Prosecution Unit for necessary legal procedures. And, thirty six items are being sold in cooperative societies and markets as local products although they are imported, reports Al-Shahed daily quoting sources. Sources said some companies import vegetables and foodstuffs and then re-pack the items with the label ‘made in Kuwait’ in order to benefit from privileges given to those who distribute national products such as displaying the items in conspicuous areas. Source stressed such manipulative acts harm Kuwaiti products.

Police nab forger: Securitymen from the Criminal Investigation Department arrested a Syrian man involved in the forgery of traveler’s checks worth about a quarter million Kuwaiti dinars and tried to distribute them in the local market, reports Al-Shahed daily. A security source said confidential information reached Director General of the department Major General Mahmoud Al-Tabbakh about the illegal activity of the Syrian who traveled to Canada. The suspect was put under surveillance upon arrival and was arrested in the act of offering commission to a secret agent.

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