Police believe they have broken up two triad-controlled syndicates involved in manufacturing and distributing obscene discs. Twenty-two men and five women were arrested and 53 CD writers, 90,000 obscene discs and 10,000 pirated discs seized in a 12-hour operation. The haul is understood to be worth $2.6 million. The arrests were made when more than 200 police and customs officers raided two manufacturing centres, 11 shops and a residential unit, in Mongkok and Hunghom. Among the arrests was a triad leader who allegedly controlled one of the manufacturing centres in Mongkok. The man, suspected of being a Wo Shing Wo triad member, was arrested at his home in Mongkok. Investigators said a third of the 27 suspects were mainlanders who were recruited to deliver and sell the discs at the 11 shops in three shopping centres in Mongkok. The mainlanders are understood to have been paid $200 a day to carry out illegal deals. The operation, co-ordinated by the Organised Crime and Triad Bureau, targeted income sources of triads, a police investigator said. The suspects, aged between 17 and 56, were being held for questioning last night. Officers said they had netted the core members of two syndicates. It is understood that police are still looking for several other people in connection with the case. The two manufacturing centres, equipped with 53 CD writers, are believed to have started up after the recent blitz by police in the territory-wide 'Glaring Sun' operation against triads. Police arrested more than 1,600 suspects during the operation, which ended on June 18.