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Bogus books:  Customs officers seize $530,000 worth of pirate textbooks.

4 arrested for textbook piracy

July 27, 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 July 24, 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.


Call 2545 6182 to report suspected pirate activities.