Chinese restaurant exposed for selling fake DVDs

30 September 2008
Chinese restaurant exposed for selling fake DVDs

A counter assistant at a Chinese takeaway in South Wales made an expensive mistake when she offered an off duty Trading Standards Officer a fake DVD with her takeaway dinner, a court heard.

Haverfordwest magistrates heard that following the offer the TSO initiated a probe into goings on at the City Chinese Restaurant and Takeaway in Charles Street, Milford Haven.

This started with TSOs carrying out undercover purchases of the pirate DVDs and concluded with them conducting a raid on the premises.

Tipped off to the irregularities a UK Border Agency team also joined in on the raid resulting in the discovery of six Chinese illegal immigrants at the property.

All six are now awaiting deportation.

Long Wu and Yang Wu Fu admitted preparing and offering the fake videos for sale.

Wu was given an 18-month conditional discharge and ordered him to pay £360 costs.
Fu was fined £165 and ordered to pay £375 costs.

The fake DVDs, including Kung Fu Panda and Ironman, were ordered to be seized.

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By Andrew Smith

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