In Dubai, customs officials have successfully blocked an attempt to smuggle over 48,000 counterfeit PlayStation games in the country. The value of the seized phony goods? Over US$1.3 million.
Officials located the games in "cartoon boxes", reports Emirates News Agency WAM, and originated from an Arab port. As website GamePolitics points out, that exact port has not been disclosed. What's more, the original report does not specify if the seized games were PS3, PS2 or PSP titles.
May El Husseiny of PlayStation Division, Sony Gulf FZE applauded the seizure as the pirated games could have impacted sales.
The number of smuggling attempts into Dubai has decreased this year compared to last. According to WAM, this is due to the ability of Dubai Customs to "foil" smuggling attempts.