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U.S. Border Patrol Agents Seize Thousands of Pirated DVD/CDs

Release Date: 
March 15, 2013

SAN DIEGO—U.S. Border Patrol agents arrested a man in possession of nearly 3,000 pirated DVDs and CDs and computer equipment yesterday morning near the Logan Heights area.


Pirated DVDs/CDs hidden inside vehicles trunk.

The DVD/CDs were hidden inside the trunk of the vehicle.

At approximately 11 am, Border Patrol agents were conducting a follow-up investigation when they encountered a 35-year-old male Mexican national. Agents questioned the man who admitted to being in the United States in violation of immigration laws. During the investigation, agents discovered the man was in possession of 2,683 pirated DVDs and 236 pirated CDs, which he admitted to producing.

Border Patrol agents arrested the man and confiscated the pirated items. Agents also took possession of two computer towers, a printer and a 1995 Honda Accord.

The suspect was turned over to Immigration and Customs Enforcement's Homeland Security Investigations agents and faces charges for copyright infringement. The pirated items and computer equipment were seized by the U.S. Border Patrol.

To prevent illicit smuggling of humans, drugs, and other contraband, the U.S. Border Patrol maintains a high level of vigilance on major corridors of egress away from our nation's borders. To report suspicious activity to the U.S. Border Patrol, contact San Diego Sector at (619) 498-9900.

Last modified: 
February 9, 2017