Following an undercoveroperation of house raids in
This operation, codenamed"Buzzard," was a mission to expose merchants who claim benefits while makingmoney selling pirate DVDs to shoppers at Greenfield Market in Flintshire. Themulti-agency task force, led by the Department forWork & Pensions, seized thousands of counterfeit DVDs, CDs, and computer games,with a value of as much as £600,000.
DWP Shadow Economy Teamsworked with Trading Standards, HM Revenue & Customs, the Federation Against Copyright Theft (
"We are delighted to be ableto work with DWP and Police in a multi-agency operation targeting a number ofthe most prolific
In related news, Glasgow-based Thomas McCabe has been sentenced to 22 months imprisonment for film piracy offenses after he was busted selling pirated DVDs in Paddy's Market in Glasgow.