Glasgow & West Scotland

Thousands of counterfeit DVDs and CDs seized in Glasgow

Thousands of counterfeit DVDs and CDs have been seized in Glasgow.

The material was recovered from a business premises in Maryhill Road and a house in Kiniver Drive, Blairdardie, on Wednesday and Friday.

Police said specialist production equipment was also seized. It will be destroyed along with the CDs and DVDs.

Officers involved in the raids worked alongside staff from the Federation Against Copyright Theft (Fact) and the British Phonographic Industry (BPI).

Ch Insp David Pettigrew, of Police Scotland, said: "This was an intelligence-led operation, in which we are ably assisted by our colleagues in Fact and BPI.

"A number of inquiries are continuing, however, one thing is clear, a significant amount of counterfeit items have been seized along with specialist equipment which has the capability to reproduce such products. All will be destroyed.

"This will no doubt have an impact on those in the local area involved in criminal activity, and who are looking to profit from illegal activities."

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