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Govt files ‘fraud’ charges against many enterprises – Coffee shops, eateries targeted

KUWAIT CITY, Dec 15, (KUNA): The Ministry of Commerce and Industry referred to the commercial prosecution dept a number of irregularities and fraud cases recently detected in coffee shops, restaurants and shopping malls.

Under instructions of Minister Khaled Al-Roudhan, the Ministry’s sector of commercial supervision and consumer protection was able to spot these irregularities and file for legal action against those involved, the Ministry’s Assistant Undersecretary Eid Al-Rashidi said in a press release on Wednesday.

Al-Rashidi noted that the minister issued directives for intensifying the inspection campaigns against unjustifiable price hikes nationwide with a view to protecting the interests of consumers.

“The commercial prosecution dept received the fraud charges, including counterfeit in the country of origin of meat, exaggerated price hikes and expired foodstuffs. “The prosecution will take legal action against law violators soon,” he added.

Assistant Undersecretary for Commercial Supervision and Consumer Protection in Ministry of Commerce and Industry Eid Al-Rasheedi giving an example, said, the Al-Sadek Emergency Center had identified several violations such as commercial fraud in the form of tampering with the country of origin of the products and using expired foodstuffs. Al-Roudhan has issued instructions to intensify inspection campaigns in all areas of Kuwait.

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