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PS3 jailbreak raid in South Africa

First raid of its kind seizes goods, arrests suspect

South African police have raided a home in Parktown, Johannesburg and seized PlayStation 3s and jailbreak devices.

The Commercial Crime Unit of the South African Police Service carried out the operation. One suspect was arrested.

"Various state of the art computers, circumvention software packages, jailbreak USB devices, PS3 consoles and hard drives were seized," stated the official press release after the raid on Tuesday.

"In addition fake PS2 games, original PS3 games, believed to be used as masters and documentation were seized."

The police were acting on a complaint from the South African Federation Against Copyright Theft (SAFACT). The press release also notes "it is the first PS3 circumvention arrest in the world."

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