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Mauritius: Multiplication of controls in jewelry stores of the island

The Mauritian authorities have decided to multiply the random checks at jewelry stores to stop the deal of stolen goods by some unscrupulous traders on the provenance of the precious metal.
Since recent months with the price of gold skyrocketing, violent robberies to get their hands on fraudulently gold jewelry experienced an increase in Mauritius. In parallel, the creations of jewelry stores across the country also do not cease to bloom all over the island. And the authorities want to verify the legality of shops.
All jewelry owners will be particularly targeted for checks to see if they are legally registered with the Assay Office and are in compliance with the legislation in force.
All gold jewelry must be clearly engraved of a punch, justifying the unique authenticity of the product and also identifies its origin.
Over 500 accredited jewelers have thus been listed during the last census.
In case of non-registration official, offenders are subject to punishment of two years imprisonment and face a fine of 100,000 rupees (2,500 euros).


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