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Last Updated: Thursday, 2 February 2006, 17:41 GMT
Three charged over fake DVD haul
Inside the DVD factory (from Kent Police)
More than 100,000 counterfeit DVDs were found
Three men have been remanded in custody after one of the largest ever fake DVD finds in the UK.

More than 100,000 copies were found by Kent Police and the Federation Against Copyright Theft (Fact) at an address in Burnt Oak, London, on Wednesday.

John Lau, 45, of Upper Clapton Road, London, and Chee Chong Liew, 35, of Stratford, are accused of conspiracy to defraud four major film companies.

Zhen Rong Lin, 30, is charged with selling goods that infringe copyright.

DVD covers (from Kent Police)
Printers used to make DVD covers were also found

Mr Lin, of Peckham, south-east London, is due back at Dartford Magistrates' Court on 9 February.

The other two men were remanded in custody by Brent magistrates on Thursday, to reappear at Harrow Crown Court on 9 February.

The pirate DVDs were believed to be worth more than 500,000, and included copies of current cinema releases like The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe, Munich and Memoirs of a Geisha.

The raid in Burnt Oak was the result of intelligence gathered from the Medway area of Kent.

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