NZ Police seize guns in MegaUpload raid

New Zealand Police carrying out a swoop for the FBI on Megaupload founder Kim Schmitz found sawn-off shotguns as well as loot when they executed search warrants this morning.

Police, acting on a mutual assistance request from the US Department of Justice, sealed off all the entrances to New Zealand’s most expensive property, the $35 million Chrisco mansion currently leased by Kim Schmitz, aka Kim Dotcom, and Kim Tim Jim Vestor.

Dotcom Mansion, Auckland. PHOTO: IAN WISHART

Assets worth more than $20 million are believed to have been frozen, including luxury cars, bank accounts and expensive artwork.

MegaUpload and its management are accused of violating money-laundering and copyright laws in a US organised crime investigation.

Schmitz and his three co-accused are appearing in the North Shore District Court at Albany this afternoon.

The US investigation is linked to an Investigate magazine special report from two years ago.

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  1. “The government takes down Megaupload? 15 minutes later Anonymous takes down government & record label sites,” a member of Anonymous said via Twitter.

    Proper response that was just posted on another site: Enough! It’s now time to hunt down these arrogant hacker scum and introduce them to JHP.

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