Malta, police seize illegal IPTV equipment
The police in Malta seized IPTV equipment from an individual following searches made in three different properties belonging to the same person. A judicial warrant was issued to search and seize all illegal equipment and devices following a request by the Italian authorities regarding illegal use of IPTV service in connection to ‘Operation Perfect Storm’.
In Malta, the operation was coordinated by the Financial Crimes Investigation Department and the Cybercrime Unit of the Malta Police Force. The searches were carried out on two premises in Qormi and one in St Paul’s Bay.
During the raid, the police found equipment used for the diffusion of IPTV signal including around 150 devices, together with approximately 48 Smart Satellite Cards, two smartphones and around 13,000 euros in cash. A spokesperson for the Maltese in Malta said that investigations are still ongoing.