Fake gold jew­elry worth KD 50,000 found at Rai store

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KUWAIT: Min­istry of com­merce and in­dus­try in­spec­tors dis­cov­ered 3.940 kg of coun­ter­feit gold prod­ucts val­ued at KD 50,000 ($165,000) at a jew­elry store in AlRai. The case was later re­ferred to pros­e­cu­tion. The min­istry said in a state­ment yes­ter­day that the forged items were gold jew­elry of Indian de­signs. Cav­i­ties in the gold jew­elry items were filled with cheap ma­te­ri­als in or­der to in­crease their weight and sell them as pure gold.

The min­istry will take all needed pro­ce­dures against the forg­ers, who have al­ready been re­ferred to com­pe­tent au­thor­i­ties, the state­ment added. The min­istry will in­crease in­spec­tion of gold and jew­elry mar­kets to ver­ify va­lid­ity and con­di­tion of scales and per­cent­age of pre­cious stones set within the items dis­played for sale. The min­istry is su­per­vis­ing all pre­cious me­tals and stones, whether those dis­played at stores, pro­duced in lo­cal fac­to­ries or com­ing from abroad, it said. — KUNA

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