"We discovered 300,000 discs of all kinds that could be considered pirated," said the policeman, who refused to be named.

Police confiscated the discs during raids late Tuesday on businesses licensed only to trade in blank discs, he said.

In a report late last year the European Chamber of Commerce in Vietnam said "protecting and enforcing intellectual property rights remains a problem" in the country, where fake goods of all types are widely available.

Agence France Presse - January 9, 2010