Mexican customs seize Taiwanese discs

Mexican customs seize Taiwanese discs
Thursday, 30 October 2008
Mexican customs officials have seized 8.7 million blank optical discs imported from Taiwan in two major border operations in the past few months. The seizures were the result of investigations carried out with the assistance of APCM Mexico, the music and film industry anti-piracy unit.

The first shipment of five containers was detained in August at the port of Manzanillo, and subsequent enquiries revealed there were inconsistencies in the shipment’s documentation that led the authorities to impound the containers as contraband. A total of 6.7 million blank CD-Rs and DVD-Rs were seized.

The discs, branded Princo, were traced back to Taiwan. The organisation that brought them into the country had used the Free Port of Panama as an onward shipment point. Princo has maintained a major shipping and distribution centre in the Free Port of Panama catering to the Americas for several years. The second shipment consisted of two containers with two million blank CD-Rs and DVD-Rs and was seized on 2 October at the port of Veracruz. The importation documents of these discs from Taiwan also showed irregularities.

Industry investigators believe that most of these blank discs would have been sold carrying Mexican repertoire in the many street and fixed markets in the country that offer pirate music. The Mexican pirate music market is estimated at more than 120 million discs, largely burned CD-Rs. The authorities’ actions against the illicit import of blank CD-Rs and DVD-Rs into Mexico is part of the government’s effort to contain the growth of such pirate products.

http://oto-online.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=1179&Itemid=42

They impounded Prince Princo Pepst’s private stash! :eek:

Someone will be buying a ticket to Mexico to track them down :cool:

The importation documents of these discs from Taiwan also [B]showed irregularities[/B].

Wait till they try to burn some of them.

[QUOTE=Bob;2202829]

The importation documents of these discs from Taiwan also [B]showed irregularities[/B].

Wait till they try to burn some of them.[/QUOTE]
:bigsmile:

Good thing the discs weren’t Yudens (any media type), or coloured-substrate Prodisc CDs or it would be ME on the next plane to Mexico …

:a

How much does a plane ticket to Mexico cost?

[QUOTE=Bob;2202829]

The importation documents of these discs from Taiwan also [B]showed irregularities[/B].

Wait till they try to burn some of them.[/QUOTE]
:bigsmile:


[quote=pepst;2202842]
How much does a plane ticket to Mexico cost?

About £500 from London. I’m up for a media hunt! We’ll need one of those media sniffer dogs though!

Wow! This is so exciting! Wouldn’t it be cool if they made a movie, with us as extras?! :bigsmile:

Those Princo guys didn’t bribe the right guys

Does Pepst’s principality have a standing army. This could escelate into a major international incident. Anyone remember the excellent film “The Mouse That Roared”?:bigsmile:

EDIT:
BBC Radio 4 news just had a story about a Mexican town with a law banning kissing. What next?

[QUOTE=Ibex;2203171]EDIT:
BBC Radio 4 news just had a story about a Mexican town with a law banning kissing. What next?[/QUOTE]

I hear they’re also banning the use of CD/DVD scanning software :stuck_out_tongue: It’s a provisionary law until they sell all those Princo discs to the unwitting public. :bigsmile:

[QUOTE=negritude;2203143]Wow! This is so exciting! Wouldn’t it be cool if they made a movie, with us as extras?! :bigsmile:[/QUOTE]
:bigsmile: What name would you choose for that movie? What role would you like to play?

[QUOTE=Ibex;2203171]Does Pepst’s principality have a standing army. This could escelate into a major international incident. Anyone remember the excellent film “The Mouse That Roared”?:bigsmile:
I am going to declare a war against Mexico next week!:a:a All blank media forum members must join our army and fight for a freedom of those poor Princo media.[/QUOTE]

[QUOTE=evo69;2203601]I hear they’re also banning the use of CD/DVD scanning software :stuck_out_tongue: It’s a provisionary law until they sell all those Princo discs to the unwitting public. :bigsmile:[/QUOTE]
LOL :clap:

Good news Mexicans, the full news story was that Mayor of the aforementioned town was rewriting a badly worded local law which effectively banned kissing in public. Bad news, he has vowed to make his town the kissing capital of the world.:Z

So Pepst, are you really sending the Peoples Army of Princonia (or whatever its called) to war, or is it just a bluff to get a personal phone call from Barack Obama.:wink: Watch out for splinters on those longbows.

Anyway, long live the Principality of Princonia (or whatever its called).:bigsmile: