Police and market managers in Hanoi on Tuesday busted the largest piracy ring producing pirated books in ten years, seizing tons of books and paper to be packed into books.
Forces found many zincographs and drafts of Headway textbooks and college law textbooks at the printing factory Minh Tan Culture, Ltd. at 389 Truong Dinh, Hoang Mai District which owns Minh Thang Bookstore, news website VietNamNet said Wednesday.
Police also found four printers and two color printers.
Meanwhile, the factory failed to produce permits for printing the publications.
To avoid interference from the authorities, the factory carried out each stage of production like cutting the paper, pinning and binding in different districts.
Nguyen Trong Binh, a market management official, said the books were then sold at the bookstore on Lang Street.
Binh said they also found several books that are not allowed to be published in Vietnam.
Police officer Dang Tho Cuong said book piracy has increased as penalties are still low.
Police are investigating the people involved.