Saudi Arabia grants $ 32.7 thousand in rewards for whistleblowers


Dubai, United Arab Emirates (CNN) – The Saudi Ministry of Trade awarded bonuses amounting to 123,000 riyals, or about $ 32.7,000, to 19 citizens and residents who reported fraudulent products.

The rewards came in implementation of the Anti-Commercial Fraud Law, which provides for granting 25% of the amount of the collected fine to those who contribute to non-specialized employees in the detection of commercial fraud cases, according to the Saudi Press Agency.

A statement by the Ministry of Commerce said that, after completing the procedures, the violators will be referred to the Public Prosecution, where the penalties prescribed in the system amount to 3 years in prison and a fine of one million riyals, or about $ 266 thousand, in addition to defamation of violators in local newspapers at their expense, and the removal of violating workers To their countries and not to allow them to return to work in the Kingdom.

Violations of the Commercial Fraud Law include any change, modification, or tampering with the components of goods and products.


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