(27 July 2014) Customs officers have arrested three men and a woman after seizing $530,000 worth of pirate textbooks. Complaints had been received from parents about the quality of textbooks ordered through their children’s primary schools. An investigation found the books were provided by the same supplier.
Officers searched the supplier’s Yuen Long and Tuen Mun bookshops and its Tuen Mun warehouse on 24 July seizing 7,100 pirate textbooks covering more than 90 titles.
The supplier’s two directors and two staff, aged 52 to 62, were arrested.
Officers found some legitimate textbooks in the premises, and believed the offenders mixed pirate books with genuine ones to gain higher profits.
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