Officers drawn from the National Police Service (NPS) and the Kenya Copyright Board (KCB) on Thursday morning conducted a raid at a house in Garissa Township.

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The occupants of the house are accused of being involved in illegal signal distribution.

Three people were arrested during the operation and several pieces of equipment said to be used in the illegal business seized as investigations into the case continue.

Issuing a statement on its official Facebook page after the raid, the Kenya Copyright Board revealed that it had managed to dismantle several of illegal distribution channels, carting away decoders, modulators and other equipment used by the cartels.

"Kenya Copyright Board inspectors have taken their campaign against piracy to Garissa County where they dismantled cartels infringing on broadcast signals for pay TV channels. Three people within Garissa township were arrested and their illegal signal distribution channels dismantled by the Kenya Copyright Board inspectors accompanied by Kenya Police Service officers and Multichoice officials," read the post in part.

KCB has further cautioned that it will not relent on its efforts in fighting piracy and other emerging crimes until all perpetrators are brought to book.

The inspectors received a tip-off from concerned residents who suspected unusual activity in the house which has several big transmitters.

The suspects are expected to be arraigned before the Garissa Law Courts on Friday once the officers are through with compiling their evidence.