Mon, 22 May 2000

Illegal VCDs seized in C. Java

BANYUMAS, Central Java: About 3,200 illegal video compact discs (VCDs) were confiscated by local police in a series of raids here in the past two weeks, police chief Col. Carel Rissakota said on Saturday.

"Besides illegal VCDs, we also seized pornographic LDs and VCDs in two regencies, Banyumas and Purbalingga," he said.

Three alleged pornographic VCD distributors have been arrested for further investigation.

Local police also conducted liquor and drug raid operations, in which about 5,000 bottles of liquor and hundreds of liters of arak (rice wine) were seized.

"We arrested 12 suspects connected to drug and liquors distribution," he added. (45/edt)