( dpa ) - Malaysian anti-piracy officers have detained two men believed to be part of a syndicate producing and distributing pirated movies, news reports said Thursday.
Following two weeks of surveillance, officers from the Domestic Trade and Consumer Affairs enforcement team raided a house at dawn last Friday in the northern state of Perak and caught the men in the act of making copies of the yet-to-be-released Rambo 4 movie, said state enforcement division chief Abdul Hamid Abu Bakar.
The suspects were reported to have been so engrossed in the carrying out their task that they failed to notice the presence of the officers until it was too late.
"The officers also seized five burners capable of producing 50 pieces of discs in 10 minutes," Hamid was quoted as saying by the News Straits Times daily.
A total of 2,041 pirated discs worth 13,326 ringgit (3,919 dollars) and three colour printers were also seized, he said, adding that initial investigations revealed that the pirated discs were meant for distribution at night markets in the state.
The two suspects were released Monday on police bail and will be investigated under the country's Copyright Act.