Saudi Riyal
Saudi Riyal banknotes. For illustrative purposes only. Image Credit: Bloomberg

Abu Dhabi: Saudi authorities have named and shamed a citizen after he was convicted of dealing in substandard and fake tyres and lubricants, local media reported.

Faisal Turki Al Saud was fined 50,000 riyals and had his Mecca business shut down for a month and his goods confiscated.

Saudi laws provide for penalties of up to three years in prison, fines of up to one million riyals, or both, defamation of the offender in two local newspapers at the expense of the violator, deportation of the foreign offeding workers to their countries, and the suspension of business.

The Saudi Ministry of Commerce urged all citizens and residents across the kingdom to report cases of commercial cover-up through the ministry’s call centre on the toll-free number 1900, at, or through the ministry’s website.