DVDs with a street value of more than R2 million destroyed at Clayville

PARKTOWN - Police in partnership with the Filming and Publication Board destroyed more than 200 000 illegal DVDs worth over R2 million seized during Okae Molao operations in Johannesburg areas. They were destroyed today at Clayville by the Film and Publication Board. Most of these DVDs contained pornographic material which were sold on the streets and at the taxi ranks and carried the risk of exposing children to harmful content. The destruction process is conducted to prevent the seized material from finding their way back to the black market.

Dr Maria Matebang, Acting CEO of the FPB, said that the clamping down on illicit trade contributes to a value chain of criminality, and simultaneously the act of destruction of illicit material supports local content creators by ensuring that the potential economic outflow of their work is not lost to piracy. The South African Police Service and other Law Enforcement Agencies will continue to clean up the streets of Gauteng and raid all the distribution outlets operating at the taxi ranks, street vendors and internet cafes', said the Gauteng Provincial Commissioner Lieutenant General Mawela during the destruction process.

Source: South African Police Service