By AARON B. RECUENCO
Operatives of the Criminal Investigation and Detection Group (CIDG) seized some P50 million worth of computer software products in two separate operations in Pampanga and Manila.
Supt. Raymond Liguden, head of the CIDG Anti-Fraud Commercial Crimes Division (AFCCD), said the seized computer software is supposed to be solely distributed by Trimble Solutions in the country.
Liguden said the operation stemmed from the complaint of the Finland-based company about the distribution of the counterfeit Tekla computer software.
The computer software is being used by IT specialists in crafting building designs and other structures.
Armed with search warrants issued by the local courts, the CIDG operatives swooped down on MMM Building in Sindalan, San Fernando City in Pampanga and in Ermita, Manila.
“The software has a price range of P900,000 to P1 million and this is a patented product,” said Liguden.
During the raid, 10 sets were seized in Pampanga while 40 sets in Manila.
Charges in connection of violation of Intellectual Property Code was filed against Neo Spectrum Technical Services and AIW Pacrim Inc., according to Liguden.