Police find first illegal DVD lab on West Coast

Saturday, 15 June 2002, 3:49 PM EST

Benoni Lugo, 20, of Long Beach was taken into custody for allegedly making the illegal DVDs. No charges have yet been filed.

Police pulled over Lugo earlier this month for driving an unlicensed vehicle. When the officer opened the trunk, she found about 100 DVD movies, some of which are currently in theaters, including "Spider-Man" and "Star Wars: Episode II - Attack of the Clones."

"She knew right away this was a serious crime, so she arrested the suspect and got his consent to search his home," Detective Gary DePhillippo said.

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