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Huge fake DVD operation smashed
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Hollywood and Bollywood titles were among the haul
A huge haul of fake DVDs with a street value of about 1m has been seized in a raid at a house in west London.

Police said the operation in Park Lane, Southall was the largest uncovered in Western Europe and was capable of producing 50,000 fake DVDs a day.

Hollywood films Mr and Mrs Smith and War of the Worlds were among the titles found in the haul.

Three men charged with copyright offences were remanded by Ealing Crown Court on Monday until 5 October.

Police acted with investigators from the British music industry's trade association (BPI) and officers from Ealing Trading Standards to carry out the raid on 3 September.

They took away 400,000 worth of counterfeit stock and equipment as well as more than 50,000 CDs and DVDs which included Bollywood hits Salaam Namaste and My Wife's Murder.

Also seized were 24 multi DVD burners, three photocopiers, three computers, a labelling machine and thousands of blank CDs and DVDs, said police.




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