Porn VCD production line smashed


  • Nation
  • Saturday, 29 Mar 2003

PETALING JAYA: An illegal video compact disc (VCD) line producing mainly pornographic VCDs was smashed when a team of Domestic Trade and Consumer Affairs Ministry enforcement officers raided a factory in Klang yesterday. 

The seized items including two brand-new VCD production machines, a printer for VCD covers, polycarbonate for the production of the CD body and 26,000 pieces of printed VCDs were valued at RM4mil. 

A 20-member team from the ministry’s “dedicated task force”, which concentrates on wiping out piracy, arrived at the factory, a three-lot warehouse in Taman Klang Jaya, at 11.30am yesterday, after receiving public information and monitoring the area for about a week. 

The premises were padlocked and no one opened the door despite knocking and calling by the officers for those inside to open the door. 

The officers, led by director Mohamed Roslan Mahayudin, then broke a window to climb in. A man then quickly opened the main entrance and allowed the officers to enter. 

He said the factory was renovated with false partitions to make it sound proof and prevent the smell of polycarbonate from spreading out. 

“We enlisted the police to assist us. They arrested six workers churning out pirated VCDs,” he said, adding that, of those arrested, three were from Sarawak.  

Roslan said that police would charge them in court and investigate the factory owner's identity. 

“We will charge them with illegal production under the Optical Disc Act 2000,” he said.  

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