Monday, 20 June 2011

Police smash pirating network in Granada and arrest 14 people

A National Police operation in Granada has seized 65,000 pirated CDs and DVDs after searching five addresses in the city where the illegal copies were stored and distributed to street pedlars or dispatched by courier to other Spanish provinces.

The Interior Ministry said in a press release on Monday that police have also located the premises where the pirated copies were produced, where dozens of copiers worked continually throughout the day. It was also here that the group produced fake brand name goods, ranging from copies of Ray Ban and Prada sunglasses, to replica watches and fake Adidas and Nike sports shoes.

The Ministry put the loss of profits to the manufacturers affected at close to 1 million €.

It’s understood that 14 suspects have been taken into custody.


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