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JOHANNESBURG - Illegal pornographic DVDs worth more than R2 million were destroyed by the Film and Publication Board (FPB) in Johannesburg on Friday, Gauteng police said.

The over 200 000 DVDs were seized during a joint operation between police and the FPB in several areas of Johannesburg.

"Most of these DVDs contained pornographic material which were sold on the streets and at the taxi ranks and carried the risk of exposing children to harmful content," police said in a statement.

"The destruction process is conducted  to prevent the seized material from finding their way back to the black market."

Over 200 000 illegal DVDs worth around R2m seized during joint operations between the police and Film and Publication Board were destroyed. Video: Supplied.
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African News Agency (ANA)