(The Hollywood Reporter) — Central Scotland Police said on Dec. 1 it had seized more than £10 million ($19.3 million) worth of counterfeit CDs, DVDs and computer games in raids in Scottish cities that resulted in 28 arrests.
The haul included equipment, pornography and computer discs, fake copies of chart albums by artists including Dido, Keane and Snow Patrol, and DVDs of new films such as “The Incredibles” and “Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason.”
The British Phonographic Industry (BPI) and anti-piracy body Federation Against Copyright Theft worked with investigators from the Computer Crime Unit of Central Scotland Police to initiate the raids.
David Martin, BPI director of anti-piracy, said in a statement, “If this haul was recovered anywhere in the U.K. it would be impressive but it’s nothing short of remarkable considering that this operation was completed by one of the smallest police forces in the U.K. This is a perfect demonstration of how working hand in hand with industry can have a massive impact.”