Malaysia

10,000 pirated DVDs, 165 burners seized in raid

KUALA LUMPUR, June 11 – Police detained a man and seized about 10,000 pirated digital video discs (DVDs) with various titles including 15 computer CPUs containing 165 units of burners worth RM100,000 in a raid here today.

Bukit Aman Commercial CID deputy director II, Datuk Mohd Rodwan Mohd Yusof said the biggest raid conducted by the division for this year was carried out at about 2.45pm at a double-storey terrace house in Bandar Damai Perdana, Cheras, after finding that the premises was used to process and print the illegal DVDs.

“In this raid, we arrest a 38-year-old man believed to be a worker and also seized a television, a DVD player and five packs of the original master tapes,” he told reporters at the scene here.

Mohd Rodwan said in five hours, a total of 3,000 DVDs worth about RM24,000 to RM30,000 were produced every day using the 15 computer CPUs which contained 11 burners each.

“We believe this syndicate had operated for two years and they tried to hide their activities by installing the ionizer at the processing room to ensure that the smell produced during the burning process could be eliminated,” he said.

He said the sydicate, which carried out its activities inside the rented house was believed to act as the pirated DVD processor before sending it to dealers around Klang Valley, Melaka, Johor Baharu, Perak including Sabah and Sarawak who had placed orders.

He believed there were two workers involved and police were tracking down another suspect. The case will be investigated under Section 6 and Section 18 of the Film Censorship Act 2012. – Bernama

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