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17 PERSONS ARRESTED & MORE THAN 2,500 ILLEGAL SET TOP BOXES SEIZED @ SIM LIM

17 PERSONS ARRESTED FOR SUSPECTED INVOLVEMENT IN SALES OF ILLEGAL STREAMING DEVICES

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The Police have arrested four women and 13 men, aged between 24 and 61, for their suspected involvement in the sales of illegal streaming devices.

On 4 October 2022, officers from the Criminal Investigation Department conducted simultaneous raids at several retail shops in Sim Lim Square. During the operation, more than 2,500 sets of illegal streaming devices, which enable consumers to access unauthorised content from illegal sources online, were seized. The estimated street value of these devices is more than $500,000. Police investigations are ongoing.

Under the Copyright Act 2021, infringement by making, dealing, importing, distributing, or offering of devices or services to access works without the authority of copyright owners carries a fine up to $100,000, an imprisonment term of up to five years, or both.

The Police take a serious view of intellectual property rights infringement and would like to remind the public that the distribution and sales of illegal streaming devices are serious offences. The Police will not hesitate to take tough action against perpetrators.

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PUBLIC AFFAIRS DEPARTMENT
SINGAPORE POLICE FORCE
07 October 2022 @ 11:10 AM

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