Shop selling sexual stimulants closed down


Saudi Gazette

— A shop in a Makkah market has been closed for allegedly selling sexual stimulants and unauthorized cosmetic products.

Mamdouh Bin Mohammed Iraqi, chairman of Shouqiya Municipality, said inspection squads noticed major violations at the shop. Some of the materials it sold were a threat to public health, he said.

“We have found some prohibited materials and compositions as well as prohibited cosmetics that were marketed as sexually energizing products for men and women,” he said.

The chairman highlighted the danger posed by such illegal practices being committed by some shops because unauthorized sexual products would cause harm to its users.

“These shop owners violate medical and health regulations as well as Shariah rules,” the chairman said. “It goes against the rules set by the Health Ministry and the Saudi Food and Drug Authority.”

He added: “Soon after discovering the violation we have asked security agencies to close the shop.”

An Arab woman who ran the shop was detained for questioning. She was later handed over to the police for taking punitive action.

Iraqi urged the public to inform about shops that sell such dangerous and prohibited products that would harm public health. People are requested to contact 940 to inform about violators.

“We will not show any leniency toward such violations,” the chairman said while urging the public to be cautious about shops selling dangerous and unhealthy cosmetic products.