Sydney police raid illegal TV channel subscription office

According to the Sydney police authorities, a raid was conducted at the office of a private TV channel giving out illegal subscriptions worth $70 billion catering to 150,000 subscribers. Police raided the building, seized equipment, documents, and cash.

The raid took place this morning with the help of detectives in the western region of the city around 12:10 pm.

The company is based in China and was selling illegal pay TV subscription packages for $50 per month offering more than 1000 channels.

While speaking to the press, Eric Coffin, the detective inspector, informed that a 42 year old man was arrested, charged, and then granted bail to show up at Burwood Court on 22nd February, 2012. Charges laid on the accused include possession of a device to come up with foul copies of licenses and distributing them to make profit. They police is in custody of the seized computer device, multiple USB network access keys and records.

Investigation authorities have hired the services of an interpreter to facilitate the process of inquiry.

As per the released information, the pirate TV network allows subscribers access to more than 1100 films and TV channels which are assumed to be operated from China.

Michael Speck, the piracy investigation specialist, expressed that the scenario is linked to a piracy on a much larger scale being operated inside China and their intention is to bring down that network.

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