Syndicate making DVDs and VCDs busted


  • Nation
  • Friday, 27 Jun 2003

By FREDERICK FERNANDEZ

SHAH ALAM: A syndicate involved in producing and distributing DVDs and VCD computer games in the Klang Valley was smashed and related items worth about RM5.8mil seized. 

The special operations team set up by the state police contingent seized three DVD producing machines, 146,360 DVDs, 250 VCDs and another 152 DVDs without the B certificate from the Film Censorship Board and six pornographic VCDs from four different premises used by the syndicate. 

State CID chief Senior Asst Comm II Abu Bakar Mustaffa said based on a tip off from the public, police arrested seven suspects, including a woman in her 50s.  

“Initial investigations revealed that the syndicate was selling the DVD for RM40 a copy and was hoodwinking consumers by coming up with an attractive packaging to appear as if these were original copies,” SAC II Abu Bakar said at the Shah Alam district police station yesterday. 

He said police hoped to nab the ringleaders of the syndicate which has been operating for almost a year. 

“We believe that their operations are quite extensive and they have been supplying pirated DVDs and VCDs outside the Klang Valley.  

We will also nab their clients,” he said, adding that police were serious in wiping out piracy and thus would take action against those who patronise outlets selling pirated stuff.  

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