The IPTV platform continues to be used for illicit purposes such as streaming illegal channels premium. It is a scourge that does not respect borders, with the most recent case, a major operation, arriving from Porto de Santos, state of São Paulo, Brazil.
The seizure of 70,000 TV Boxes for use in IPTV Pirata were apprehended by Brazilian authorities. Furthermore, this equipment would be destined for neighboring countries such as Uruguay and Paraguay, but would return to Brazil.
Thousands of equipment associated with IPTV Pirata
The case is advanced through the portal Tecnoblog that reaped the testimony of the IRS. The Brazilian authority responsible for customs control, combating tax evasion, smuggling and other economic offenses, in the most recent large-scale operation that included several seizures in inspection actions.
According to the source, in addition to the seventy thousand TV Boxes, satellite receiver devices were also confiscated that unblock operators’ signals – encryption reversers, or decoders. It is one of the biggest apprehensions of its kind.
The targeted equipment already had software installed to exploit the pirated IPTV lists, with illegal access to hundreds of paid channels. According to the Brazilian publication, each box gave access to more than 6,000 television channels. To this were added hundreds of films and series, as well as access to platforms for straming such as Netflix, HBO, Disney +, among others.
Action of the Federal Revenue and Anatel in Brazil
The TV Box volume was apprehended over the course of several enforcement actions, provided the IRS with the assistance of Anatel, the Brazilian market regulator for telecommunications. According to this source, more than 20 thousand TV Boxes were seized in the last action destined for Paraguay and Uruguay. Equipment that would return to Brazil via smuggling.
The entity also advances that the boxes destined to the pirated IPTV had false Anatel authentications, being accompanied by documents in UK’s. Signs of an organized network for the exploitation of this type of crime.
It is also worth noting that the heart of the seizures was made at the Port of Santos, in containers intended for expedition. However, shipments outside the port hubs with various goods were also apprehended at Manaus Airport, in the Brazilian state of Amazonas. Also there, for internal distribution, 58 TV Boxes were intercepted, in addition to several smartphones.
The person responsible for the flight, a Brazilian citizen, is unable to prove the legality of the cargo and now faces the legal consequences.
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