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13 gold shops closed in Riyadh

The Saudi ministry of commerce and industry has shut down 13 gold shops in Riyadh, the Saudi Gazette has reported. Inspectors from the ministry acted on tip-offs from Saudi gold merchants, who claimed the shops were run by foreigners in the name of a Saudi national, the ministry said. The shops are to remain closed and the owner will be fined for violating labour laws, a ministry official said.