RIYADH: Saudi police say they have raided a warehouse in Riyadh where known-brands of rice are being replaced with a low-quality substitute to deceive consumers.
A team from the Ministry of Trade and Investment combined with a field control force and raided the warehouse, located in a neighborhood in central Riyadh, on Monday.
The illegal operation appeared to be run by four foreign workers of different nationalities.
The warehouse contained 19,500 bags of well-known rice brands that were being re-filled with poor-quality rice to deceive consumers and without the approval of the original companies.
Head of the inspection team, Saleh al-Anzi, said: “These shoddy goods were marketed to small shops in popular markets,” in a statement quoted by Al Arabiya Television Channel.