South Wales Police have arrestedthree people in raids targeting film piracy.

Operation CARDwas carried out by the police working with Trading Standards, the Federation Against Copyright Theft (FACT),the British Phonographic Institute and European Leisure Software PublishersAssociation.

Six addresses in Aberdare and Merthyr Tydfilwere investigated, with one linked address in Brecon.

Three men, aged 43, 44 and 46,were arrested and have been released on bail.

The police seized amphetaminesulphate, stolen XBox machines and pirated film and musicproducts and computers and DVD burners. The total value of goods was more than £500,000.