Australia’s Music Industry Piracy Investigations unit played its part last week in two major operations in the state of Victoria, culminating in the seizure of thousands of illegal CDs and DVDs.
Acting on a tip off from the public, Victorian cops removed more than 15 disc burners from a music and movie rental store in Noble Park, Melbourne which was found to be illegally burning discs to sell to customers on site.
More than 2,000 albums from the likes of Robbie Williams, Christina Aguilera and Coldplay were seized, along with film titles such as “Australia” and “X-Men Origins: Wolverine.”
Some titles on the racks weren’t yet available in the country. An 18-year-old female is currently assisting police with their inquiries, according to MIPI.
The May 28 raid follows a bust two days earlier at a home in a home in Burnside, Melbourne, where authorities discovered 8,000 pirated movies and TV shows, 56 DVD-R burners and three printers from a home in Burnside, Melbourne. A 48-year-old female is understood to be assisting police with their inquiries.