ICE Executes Counterfeit Components Raid

(August 2, 2007) WASHINGTON, DC &#151 U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agents, assisted by electronics industry representatives, executed a large-scale raid on businesses and residences suspected of imports, sales and distribution, and installation of illegal modification chips (mods) and other intellectual property (IP) violations. The investigation, comprising 32 federal search warrants in 16 states, and 22 ICE offices, targeted illegal chip and software manufacture for gaming consoles.


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