Pirate CD-R burning equipment seized in Israel
21st February 2008
Two successful raids have been undertaken by enforcement agencies against pirate CD-R burning labs in Israel. Both were carried out with the assistance of IFPI Israel.
On 2nd February in the town of Nahariya, four burning towers, each containing 10 burners, were seized as well as a colour copying machine, cutting and packing machine, blank discs and thousands of CD covers. The suspect was arrested and remanded in police custody. In a second action on 17th February, in the town of Holon, four burning towers, three containing eight burners and one 12 burners, were seized as well as a copying machine, CD covers and blank discs.
The suspect was known to the police from previous counterfeiting activities and it is expected that a very severe indictment will be filed against him shortly.
Pictures of the raids are attached.For more information please contact:
Alex Jacob or Adrian Strain, IFPI Communications