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The Police Service Bureau in Panyu, China recently seized counterfeit Megatouch video game units in duel raids conducted against Chengtai Metal Hardware and Electronics in Panyu, Guangzhou. The raids took place at Chengtai’s factory in Panyu’s Dongsheng Industrial Zone and at its administrative office located in Longmeixin Village. Chengtai owner Yan Xiancheng was detained by police.
In addition to the two complete Megatouch units, ten suspected copies of complete Sega products and five suspected Namco copies were rounded up.
“This raid is a major breakthrough for Merit’s anti-piracy program,” stated Robert C. Fay, Merit’s Director of Government Relations. Due to the value of the seized counterfeit games, criminal charges will be filed. “This is the first criminal case in China involving an infringer of coin-op amusement games,” added Fay.
The law enforcement team included nine Panyu police officers and was assisted by investigators along with attorneys from the law firm of Baker & McKenzie. “After meeting with the Panyu Police in February I was impressed with their professionalism and Merit Entertainment greatly appreciates their cooperation,” added Fay.