The anti piracy squad in Mansa has seized pirated pornographic materials valued at over K2.3million.
The pirate pornographic materials were seized from three shops in the town centre.
Meanwhile, Luapula province permanent secretary Chanda Kasolo has vowed to fight the scourge to its logical conclusion.
Mr Kasolo expressed disgust with the seized materials because of the potential to corrupt the morals of the young people of Mansa.
The permanent Secretary called on the crack squad to be undertaking the raids weekly without announcing which shops they were targeting so that the town can be cleansed of the materials which were corrupting the innocent minds of children.
Mr Kasolo expressed concern that if K2.3 million worth of pornographic materials could be seized just from three shops then it was a signal that there was more in other shops which have not yet been raided.
He said there was a law in place which could be used to prosecute those found in possession of pirated pornography materials because it involves a lot of money laundering and the seizure translated into millions of kwacha which goes out of Zambia tax free.
He said pornography is illegal in Zambia and those involved do a lot of harm to the moral fibre of society.
He added that pornography was responsible for the increasing cases of child defilement and sexual offenses even within families because after watching the materials, young minds were getting tempted to do what they see.
And spokesperson for the Taskforce on Hologram Kingsley Nkonde said the seizure was just a tip of the iceberg because piracy was a real problem in the Zambian society.
He disclosed that the pornographic materials were also on the computer of one of the three shop owners were people move in and download at a fee.
Mr Nkonde said the fight against piracy and pornographic materials needed concerted efforts from everybody because of the potential to corrupt society and its negative effects on the economy.
He warned that consumers of DVDs, CDs and tapes should always check for a hologram sticker on the product to be sure that it was genuine,
He observed that about 30 percent of K2.3 million worth of the materials seized had been lost because pirated materials were not being captured in the tax system as they were counterfeit products.