36,000 fake shampoo packs, printer inks seized in Riyadh

Updated 26 March 2014
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36,000 fake shampoo packs, printer inks seized in Riyadh

Field inspectors from the Ministry of Commerce have seized more than 36,000 adulterated products like printer ink cartridges, shampoo and beauty creams from different locations, including old houses in southern Riyadh, Saudi Press Agency said.
Workers in these locations used to store and re-pack these products and sell them to other stores claiming that they were original and made by world famous brands, the agency said.
All seized items were confiscated and destroyed and those in charge of the locations were called for further investigation, the agency said.
In two different cases, the ministry’s inspection teams raided a two-floor popular house in Shimaisi District and two apartments in Malaz District where foreign workers were filling fake printer ink cartridges, the agency said, adding that over 12,000 such fake cartridges carrying global brand names were seized.
In a related development, the ministry’s inspectors seized more than 24,000 shampoo and cream packs from unknown sources in a popular house in Dira District, the agency said.


Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman begins Asia trip

Updated 25 June 2019
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Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman begins Asia trip

JEDDAH: Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman began an official trip to South Korea and Japan on Tuesday.
The visit comes after an invitation from South Korean President Moon Jae-in and based on the directives of King Salman, the royal court said in a statement carried by state news agency SPA.
He will meet with the president and a number of officials to discuss bilateral relations and issues of common interest.
The crown prince will also head to Japan after Korea to head the Kingdom’s delegation at the G20 summit in Osaka on Friday and Saturday.
During his visit to Japan, the crown prince is expected to meet with several heads of states and senior officials, among them Russian President Vladimir Putin, according to the Kremlin.