Kuwait shuts 27 shops selling counterfeit goods

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Kuwaiti authorities have closed down 27 shops after they had been found dealing in counterfeit goods and involved in fraud, a local newspaper reported Friday.

The Ministry of Commerce and Industry said that its inspection teams had exposed the violations at the stores in a breach of the Kuwaiti and international laws, Al Anba newspaper reported. The fake items were seized in a step to be handed over to the agencies concerned to take the necessary legal procedures against the violators, according to the ministry.

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The ministry vowed to continue its inspection campaign to stop the sale of any item that could cause harm to consumers, and to enforce anti-fraud laws against fake goods.


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