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Nine people were arrested after police smashed a counterfeiting racket at a street market in Greysteel, Co Derry, on Sunday morning.Fake DVDs, CDs, cigarettes and cash with an estimated value of £100,000 were all seized during planned searches by the Police Service of Northern Ireland (‘PSNI’), assisted by FACT, BPI and other anti-piracy bodies. A number of vehicles were also taken in the raid, carried out by police from Limavady and organised crime unit officers.
Jim Angell, FACT Director of Operations added: “This is another successful example of good cooperation between PSNI and FACT in targeting film pirates operating in Northern Ireland. I would like to thank PSNI for their continued efforts in dealing with piracy and other associated criminality.”