6 Apr 2013

Illegal DVDs seized

5:56 am on 6 April 2013

New South Wales police have seized $A20 million worth of counterfeit DVDs in northwest Sydney.

AAP reports around 1.2 million suspected counterfeit high-quality DVDs, artwork, packaging materials, computers, gift cards and cash were found in raids in Kings Park and Marayong on Thursday.

The DVDs included Australian and international movie titles and TV show box sets which would have had a retail value of more than $A20 million.

A woman has been charged with dishonestly obtaining property by deception and selling, infringing copy of a work. She is due to appear at Blacktown Local Court on 2 May.

Police said the network used multiple names, residential and business addresses and post office boxes to import the DVDs, before they were assembled and repackaged at the factory unit and then sold over the internet.

An estimated 65,000-plus DVDs had been sold with sales exceeding $A1.6 million.