Tokyo cops seize uncensored 3D porn DVDs in Internet-sale crackdown

Tokyo cops seize uncensored 3D porn DVDs in Internet-sale crackdown
The suspects allegedly sold uncensored DVDs through three Web sites

TOKYO (TR) – Tokyo Metropolitan Police officers on Saturday raided an apartment building in Nerima Ward being used for the sale of uncensored adult video DVDs, reports the Sankei Shimbun (Jan. 30).

Officers from the TMD’s peace preservation division took Yuji Takada, 40, and Koji Koike, 37, into custody for selling uncensored DVDs through three Web sites, including Ero Step and seized approximately 60,000 discs, 21 of which were 3D Blu-ray discs.

The Mainichi Shimbun calls the confiscation of such Blu-ray discs to be a nationwide first.

The pair have reportedly admitted to the allegations.

The three sites began selling discs in January, 2009, during which time sales have totaled approximately 240 million yen, according to police.

By law, films available in Japan are required to have genitalia properly censored. Further, changes in legislation made in July regarding the sale of uncensored DVDs copied electromagnetically were enacted to prohibit sales.

According to TBS News, overseas servers were utilized to reduce the chances of a crackdown.

According to police, Takada was responsible for the copying and distribution of the discs. An investigation is underway to determine who was involved in establishing the sites.

わいせつDVD販売目的で所持容疑、逮捕

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