Two men sentenced over substantial fake DVD operation

Two men have received jail sentences after the Police Service of Northern Ireland (PSNI) Organised Crime Branch dismantled a substantial counterfeiting operation in Newtownards, Downpatrick and Belfast which was generating tens of thousand of pounds a month.

Stephen McCully, 33, of Bells Towers Belfast and James McComish, 42, of Lower Clay Road Downpatrick, were arrested on December 20 2009 following a proactive intelligence led covert operation by Organised Crime Branch’s Gold Team, working in partnership with the Federation Against Copyright Theft (FACT).

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