Infringing test papers confiscated by customs, five arrestedLocal | 13 Apr 2021 3:29 pm
Customs confiscated over 59,000 files containing questions for primary school students, and arrested 5 people, including a tutor.
Customs busted the largest case of infringing electronic question banks for primary students.
Customs earlier received complaints from copyright owners alleging that suspected infringing question banks for primary schools were put on sale through online platforms.
Officers then targeted the social media page of multiple sellers and went undercover as a buyer.
After investigation, officers raided four apartments in Sai Ying Pun, Sha Tin, Fanling and Tseung Kwan O, and an education center in Sai Ying Pun. Customs confiscated five computers, four laptops, seven phones and some USB in the operation.
Among those items, officers found over 59,000 files containing questions for primary school students, including tests and exercises from multiple publishing houses. The material covers primary school subjects like Chinese, English and Maths.
Officers arrested a man and four women, aged between 39 and 55, in which one is a tutor of an education center.