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Mexican piracy ring smashed

Written by James Delahunty (Google+) @ 09 May 2007 12:07 User comments (6)

Mexican piracy ring smashed Anti-piracy experts have worked closely with Mexican authorities in executive several search warrants against a freight forwarding company that was a distribution point for pirated music and film product to various cities across Mexico. An investigation was underway for a number of weeks after a seizure of 37,000 pirate CD-Rs in the company's dispatch terminal.
The latest operation, which involved over 300 police officers and prosecutors from the Attorney General's office (PGR), turned up 416,000 recorded CD-Rs, eight million covers, and 133 CD/DVD burners. Mexican authorities stated that the raids had dealt a serious blow to major organised criminal activity in Mexico City's Tepito market. The freight forwarding company had a legitimate operating license but authorities had suspected it of having links to organised criminal syndicates in Tepito.

"The smashing of this criminal syndicate is great news and an excellent example of partnership between the Mexican authorities and private sector anti-piracy experts. Other criminal gangs involved in counterfeiting music in Mexico should be put on notice that we could be coming for them next," said Iain Grant, head of enforcement at International Federation of the Phonographic Industry (IFPI).

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6 user comments

19.5.2007 12:19

and im sure there is already another being put up...

29.5.2007 13:17

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and im sure there is already another being put up...
damn straight....there is no end to piracy. period.

39.5.2007 13:39

You got that right!

49.5.2007 14:27

hmm mexico - kidnappings and lots of crime and lower standards of living.

"The latest operation, which involved over 300 police officers and prosecutors from the Attorney General's office (PGR),"

im glad to see they have their priorities right

59.5.2007 16:56

They are fighting a never ending battle. The have to kill the source and thats at legtamate business and their over priced goods.

610.5.2007 3:21

Without a program it's hard to tell who's more of a criminal down there. The cops, the criminals, or the politicians.

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