Police raid factory of pirated CDs
MANILA, Philippines — Teams from the Manila Police District and the Optical Media Board arrested Friday morning a suspected “pirate” and seized equipment for copying copyrighted materials such as compact discs (CDs) as well as hundreds of pirated CDs in a raid in Manila.
The police and OMB teams, acting on the strength of a search warrant issued by a Manila court, swooped down at around 7 a.m. Friday on a two-story building at 151 San Agustin Street in Manila’s San Miguel district.
Wahab Sultan, the suspected pirate, was allegedly caught in the act of copying CDs, operating tower burners to mass-produce the materials.
Seized from Sultan were seven tower burners and other equipment used in the alleged piracy.
Sultan was taken into police custody pending the filing of a charge of violation of Republic Act 9239 or the Optical Media Act of 2003.