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Police take porn DVDs out of circulation

Officers from the Attica police’s vice squad raided kiosks in central Athens early yesterday and on Saturday to seize thousands of adult DVDs that were being given away with five newspapers. Acting on the instructions of an Athens prosecutor, the officers also raided press distribution agencies and other small shops in the city center that sell newspapers. The policemen seized a total of 16,673 DVDs with pornographic content. Charges will be filed against the five newspapers, which were not named. Action was taken following instructions from Supreme Court prosecutor Giorgos Sanidas last month. Sanidas asked his colleagues to clamp down on newspapers that give away adult films in order to boost their circulation.