Feds seize pirated DVDs worth $7M at Calif. ports

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LOS ANGELES (AP) — Federal inspectors at the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach have seized a shipment of pirated DVDs worth more than $7 million.

U.S. Customs and Border Protection said Friday that more than 250,000 of the discs were confiscated on Jan. 7. The shipment arrived on a sea container from South Korea and was destined to an importer in Los Angeles County.

Last year, U.S. Customs and U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement seized more than $260 million worth of counterfeit items nationwide. Media items were among the top items taken.

Customs spokeswoman Christina Gamez said the counterfeit DVDs will be destroyed.