Pirated Books in Nigeria

in Counterfeit Goods

Security services in Nigeria seized a shipping container in December 2013 that contained over 40,000 pirated books that were on its way to be sold within the country.

The 1X20 foot container contained 1,336 cartons filled with pirated copies of books. In total, Customs officials stated that 40,080 copies of pirated books with a retail value of $125,129 (20,040,000 Nigerian Naira) were seized.

The pirated books included popular American titles and language dictionaries.

Source:  Mos Abaka, “NCC confiscates 40,080 copies of pirated books,” WorldStage News, January 23, 2014.

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