Northern Ireland

'Vast amount' of fake DVDs seized in Lisburn

The seized DVDs packed into evidence bags Image copyright PSNI
Image caption Police released a photograph of the seized DVDs, packed into evidence bags

Police have seized a "vast amount of fake DVDs" worth tens of thousands of pounds during searches of two houses in Lisburn , County Antrim.

Three people were arrested and questioned about the seizure which was made at the houses in Braithwaites Road and Edgewater Road on Friday.

Lisburn PSNI Area Commander, Ch Insp John Wilson, said: "The haul could have made criminals as much as £80,000."

He said the counterfeit DVDs were suspected to have arrived from China.

Uniformed officers, PSNI financial investigators, staff from Trading Standards and the Federation Against Copyright Theft (FACT) were all involved in the operation.

The area commander said inquiries were continuing.