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3NEWS report revealing the nature of the raid on Megaupload founder Kim Dotcom’s New Zealand mansion in January — a raid which has become controversial as details have come out.
For more than six months there have been claims and counterclaims about what happened in January when New Zealand police raided the mansion of Megaupload founder Kim Dotcom. Now video of the event has been released to the public and it includes helicopters, armed officers, dog units and multiple police vehicles – Hollywood style.
Kim Dotcom began giving evidence in the Auckland High Court yesterday at the start of a three day hearing into what happened during the January raid on his New Zealand mansion.
The Megaupload founder described how he heard stones being kicked up onto his bedroom window by helicopters, later revealed to be carrying officers from the Special Tactics Group, New Zealand’s elite anti-terror force.
This overwhelming display of force, detailed in our earlier article, only added to the huge controversy surrounding the dramatic Megaupload takedown, but until now has only been described in words. Today that changed.
3News’ Campbell Live show has been running footage captured from the onboard cameras of helicopters involved in the raid. Audio can be heard throughout describing what is happening on the ground, including the status of Kim Dotcom, his wife and children, and his staff.
“We have five Philippine females and three children,” a voice on the police radio said.
All along Dotcom has insisted that the raid was ordered by Hollywood and if the footage is anything to go by, it certainly lives up to that billing.
The original 3News news report can be watched here.