Economy

Prevention of fraud: seizure of 996 million dinars of goods during the first nine months of 2021

The interventions of the agents of the Directorate of Economic Control and Fraud Prevention of the Ministry of Commerce allowed, during the first nine months of the current year, to seize a value of 995.92 million dinars of goods, according to the Directorate’s figures.

During the same period, 1,303,484 interventions by control agents in the field were recorded, which led to the discovery of of 99,687 violations and the issuance of 94,800 judicial prosecution reports.

The outcome, which was evaluated based on the procedures established by the central departments of the Ministry of Trade and Export Promotion, which included the control methodology to be followed in the field, indicated that “the control operations were aimed primarily at handling the shortcomings and imbalances that were observed at the level of the national market, both in terms of commercial practices or quality and conformity of products.

The General Directorate for Fraud Suppression recorded, during the first nine months of the current year, a “significant increase” in most indicators compared to the same period last year, as the number of interventions in the field increased by 9.8 percent and the number of violations by 28.8 percent, while the number of judicial prosecution reports issued increased by 30.3 percent, according to the same outcome.

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