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Malaysian Disc-Sniffing Dogs Find Pirated Optical Discs

What great noses you have Lucky and Flo! Thanks to The Star Online for this news. Dogs sniff out RM10mil in discs JOHOR BARU: Compact...

Joy  |  Mar 21st 2007


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What great noses you have Lucky and Flo!

Thanks to The Star Online for this news.

Dogs sniff out RM10mil in discs

JOHOR BARU: Compact disc-sniffing dogs Lucky and Flo, who had been flown into Malaysia just a week ago, scored their first major success yesterday when they led enforcement officers to a cache of one million pirated optical discs worth RM10mil.

The discs were seized in a raid on an office tower block by state Domestic Trade and Consumer Affairs Ministry enforcement officers.

Enforcement director Fahmi Kassim said six men, aged between 20 and 30, were detained during the 12pm raid. One of them is a Vietnamese.

This is the first raid in which the dogs were used and they sniffed out the polycarbonate used in making the discs, said Neil Gane, an official of the Motion Picture Association.

Lucky and Flo were able to sniff under the doors all the doors were locked and many of them had metal grilles,” Gane told Reuters. If the dogs smelt polycarbonate, they would sit down and the officials would then force open the doors.”

Fahmi said two of the suspects tried to flee in separate cars but were caught.

We detained three other suspects in the office of the syndicate while another was detained at the ground floor,” he said.

The sixth to the 10th floor of the tower block was used to store the pirated VCDs and DVDs.

We also seized 12 computers used to recopy or burn the discs,” he said, adding that most of the discs were for video games.

It is believed that the discs are meant for export to neighbouring countries.

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