The Entertainment Software Association, the trade group which represents U.S. video game publishers, has issued a press release detailing a raid on a notorious marketplace in Guadalajara, Mexico.
According to the release, Mexican law enforcement officials acting in concert with the ESA raided the San Juan de Dios Market where they seized:
- 91,200 illegal copies of video games
- 130,000 video game cover inserts
- 3,200 empty video game boxes
In June, as GamePolitics reported, the ESA staged a similar operation in Mexico City’s Tepito marketplace.
Of the latest raid, ESA boss Michael Gallagher commented:
Piracy in markets such as San Juan de Dios hurts businesses engaging in the legitimate distribution and retailing of computer and video games. We commend Mexican law enforcement officials for their actions in this raid and are committed to fully supporting authorities around the world who conduct these kinds of enforcement actions.
GP: At left is a video glimpse (not from the raid) of the San Juan de Dios Market.