Police claim they have smashed a $12 million-a-year pirate DVD ring in three raids on houses in Melbourne’s west. The raids busted Australia’s largest pirate DVD syndicate, with 170 DVD burners and more than 400,000 pirated discs allegedly seized, said operations director Neil Gane from the Australian Federation Against Copyright Theft (AFACT). Victorian and federal police and AFACT investigators first searched a home in Sunshine West following reports from the public of suspicious activity, Mr Gane said. More than 250,000 discs and 100 burners were recovered, he said.
A 49-year-old man is assisting police with inquiries. Two houses at St Albans were later searched, where 70 more burners and more than 150,000 discs were allegedly found. The same addresses were raided in November last year, Mr Gane said. The two alleged burner labs, running 170 burners 10 hours per day, seven days per week, could produce more than four million discs a year with a street value of more than $12 million, he said. The haul allegedly included copies of latest release films including American Gangster, I am Legend, and Alvin and the Chipmunks, which are showing in cinemas and have not yet been released on legal DVDs. These idiots misusing the scene for burning and selling the releases make me always sick, they deserve what they asked for.
Source: ZNMBXJSKCX readers, Adelaide Now
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