Malaysian police bust largest VCD, DVD piracy ring in north
Jan 18, 2006, 3:51 GMT
Kuala Lumpur - Malaysian police have crippled what they believe to be the largest syndicate producing video compact discs (VCDs) and digital video discs (DVDs) of pirated popular movies as well as pornographic material in the northern region, reports said Wednesday.
Police from the northern Penang state detained seven people and seized more than 1 million ringgit (266,667 dollars) worth of DVDs, VCDs, disc copying machines and three vehicles during a raid at two homes late Tuesday.
Six men and a woman, aged between 21 and 39, were engaged in copying the discs and packing them during the time of the raid, said director of enforcement Fahmi Kasim.
'The raid has resulted in the smashing of the largest syndicate distributing VCDs and DVDs in northern Malaysia,' Fahmi was quoted as saying by the Star daily.
The suspects would be detained for investigations into whether the syndicate had links with international rings.© 2006 dpa - Deutsche Presse-Agentur