In an unfinished yard, closed rooms crowded with waste and sawdust are scattered, and far from it is a newly built “villa” that manipulates people’s health, deceives consumers, and makes victims prey to adulterated products. A fan of “shisha”.
Cheating in the manufacture of molasses consists of different ingredients, starting with mixing molasses with sawdust and glycerin, and others mixing it with leftover tea, coloring it, and mixing it with the scents of strawberries, grapes, berries, peaches, apples, and aromatic plants, then filling it in counterfeit and adulterated molasses containers with famous brand names, so that the external appearance is identical to the products of well-known companies and factories. The methods of manipulation and cheating depend on dyes, dyes, and flavors, and neither the smoker nor the owner of the café can discover them, unless he is an experienced smoker.
The lovers speak!
Abdulaziz Taher, a lover of molasses for years, indicated that the manipulation that the molasses industry has been witnessing, for some time, has affected him with chest diseases. Mostly, the smoker cannot differentiate between adulterated and non-adulterated product, and both are harmful. “We know that, but what do we do? I tried to quit and could not.” ».
As for (Afnan), she chose to switch to electronic honey after the spread of many adulterated honey with sawdust after she had a cough that lasted for weeks, and she did not discover the reason until after she stopped using adulterated honey. which exhausted her airways.
Saeed Noman (one of the café owners) indicates that he fell, several times, into the traps of cheaters and disease makers through delegates who come to sell what they have at low prices that entice workers in this field, and after purchasing it, it becomes clear that they have fallen into the trap.
Noman confirms that some shops deliberately buy adulterated products. With the aim of achieving a greater profit, this is done by selling it to smokers, especially since some of them cannot distinguish between the original and the adulterated one.
Chest disease doctors have warned of an increased risk of cancer, heart, lung and blood vessel diseases. Smokers also get gum and dental diseases, not to mention infection from using and exchanging shisha pipes and filters, as using an unclean pipe or sharing it with others is fraught with danger. it increases the odds of infection with influenza, tuberculosis, herpes, hepatitis, and corona. Doctors also warned of the greater danger to the life of the fetus for the mother who smoked.
Small children are not allowed
The legal advisor, Rami Al-Sharif, revealed to “Okaz” that tobacco sellers and its derivatives will be punished for children with a fine of five thousand riyals, adding that the anti-smoking system stressed that those under the age of 18 are not allowed to enter smokers’ sites that are designated for them.
He explained that the Anti-Smoking Law confirmed, in Article 2, that smoking is the consumption of tobacco and its derivatives, and this includes cigarettes, cigars, cigars, tobacco, molasses, and any product that includes tobacco in its components, whether this is done through cigarettes, cigars, pipes, snuffs, hookahs, chewing or storage. or any other way. The system stressed the prohibition of the cultivation or manufacture of tobacco and its derivatives in Saudi Arabia, and the violator of this article shall be punished with a fine of 20 thousand riyals, with the removal of the violation at his expense. And Al-Sharif indicated that Article 2 of the Anti-Commercial Fraud Law stipulates that whoever deceives or attempts to deceive or attempts to cheat the product shall be punished with a fine not exceeding one million riyals, or imprisonment for a period not exceeding three years, or both.
The Ministry of Commerce confirmed the arrest of violators of commercial regulations, and the completion of the application of legal procedures against them in view of the consequent fraud and deception of consumers. And deporting the violating workers and preventing them from returning to work, and the ministry urges all consumers to report the violating headquarters and establishments through the application of a “commercial report.”
Do you deserve compensation?
The Public Prosecution confirmed that the consumer has the right regarding the adulterated product to request compensation for the damage resulting from that fraud, and to return the value of the adulterated product to the buyer. She explained that the provisions are applied, provided that they do not prejudice the right of those who suffer damage to compensation as a result of committing one of the stipulated violations.
And the prosecution indicated that the consumer has the right regarding the adulterated commodity to request compensation for the damage resulting from that fraud, and to return the value of the adulterated product to the buyer, and these provisions are applied, provided that it does not prejudice the right of those who suffered damage to compensation. As a result of committing one of the violations stipulated in the Anti-Commercial Fraud Law, and pointed out that the conditions and procedures specified by the regulations oblige the violator to withdraw the adulterated product and return its value to the buyer.
The Public Prosecution warned against practices that are intended as commercial fraud with regard to any product, and it is considered a major crime that requires arrest if the adulterated product or the materials used in its fraud are harmful to the health and safety of humans or animals.
Glycerin and Fakhfakhina
“Okaz” detected malicious practices in the south and east of Jeddah, and others in rest houses that were recently raided by the Jeddah Municipality teams. The last of which was the seizure of a villa in the Al-Hamdaniya neighborhood that stored half a ton of adulterated honey, which was confiscated and destroyed. Those involved of Arab nationalities were registered before a quartet committee that included the Jeddah Municipality, the Zakat, Tax and Customs Authority, the Ministry of Commerce, and the field control force of the Jeddah police, and they said that they had escaped from another den in the Al-Khumra neighborhood, and that they expected that the eye of censorship would not catch them in Al-Hamdaniya, and he guided those involved to their secret mixture of honey. Which relies on weights and a bathtub to mix adulterated honeys, cheap materials, and add expired colors and flavors. It is packed with types and brands of well-known and famous brands in vacuum boxes, using heat press machines, packaging machines, and a printing machine used in printing and marketing them to different points of sale. Those involved admitted that there were collaborators of their nationality working in shops selling molasses, and that the secret of making adulterated molasses relied on adding glycerin, because it increases the intensity of the “puffing” of smoke. In addition to the different flavors, especially those known as “Fakhkhina” flavor.