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Argentina seizes some $3 million in film equipment stolen from Hollywood

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By ITN News Editor September 15, 2018 13:13

Argentina seizes some $3 million in film equipment stolen from Hollywood

Argentine police on Thursday (September 14) said they had broken up a criminal ring that smuggled television and film equipment stolen from production companies in Hollywood and other parts of the United States into Argentina.According to police, the smugglers would sell the stolen equipment to local companies who would in turn rent it out to local production companies in Argentina.

Local media reported police busted the group in a series of ten raids seizing cameras, special lenses, lighting and other equipment totalling more than $2.5 million dollars in value.Police are still investigating the identities of all those involved in the scheme with more than a dozen suspects.Local media also reported Argentine police were in contact with U.S. authorities throughout the operation and that the equipment had been reported stolen in several U.S. cities.

ITN News Editor
By ITN News Editor September 15, 2018 13:13
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