Police Nab 41,000 Pirated DVDs in Toronto Raid
A major police raid in Toronto has netted 41,000 illegal movie DVDs, resulting in two arrests.
Police revealed Tuesday they raided six retail stores, a print shop and a home on March 13, working off a tip from investigators with the Canadian Motion Picture Distributors Association.
Among the items collected were 81 DVD burners, more than 3,500 blank recordable DVDs and equipment used to package and sell discs.
The Toronto Star reports two people have been charged with fraud and possession of property obtained by crime.
It marks the second major bust of its kind in Canada in the past month. Earlier in March, police seized 200,000 CDs and DVDs after raiding a Winnipeg operation.
At the time, the RCMP said the operation, known as Audiomaxxx, represented Canada's largest source of pirated CDs and DVDs, which were sold in North America, Europe and Jamaica.
They allege Audiomaxxx was burning 10,000 CDs and DVDs a day.