Osaka cops bust illegal porn DVD factory, seize 130,000 discs

Police raided 2 locations in a municipal housing building in Naniwa Ward

Police seized about 130,000 DVDs from 2 locations in Osaka
Police seized about 130,000 DVDs from 2 locations in Osaka

OSAKA (TR) – Osaka Prefectural Police on Wednesday announced the bust of a factory producing illegal pornographic DVDs in Naniwa Ward, reports the Sankei Shimbun (June 22).

Police entered two locations within a municipal housing building and seized 132,000 discs and 11 dubbing machines.

Yoshihito Numada, 52, and two other persons have been charged with the possession obscene digital media with the intent to distribute. Under the law, the display of genitalia is considered obscene and illegal.

All of the suspects have admitted to the charges.

The operation sells the discs on Internet sites, such as Mania Kan, for between 300 yen and 1,000 yen. The discs are shipped through the postal mail, according to Nikkan Sports (June 22).

Sales for the operation average around one million yen per month.

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