From Computer World :
According to the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agency, the search warrants were served in 16 states, including California, Illinois, New York and Texas, as agents looked for evidence of the importation, sale and distribution of the modification devices made overseas and smuggled into the country.
The so-called "mod chips" and "swap discs" targeted by the searches let gamers play pirated titles or counterfeit copies on Sony Corp.'s PlayStation 2, Microsoft Corp.'s Xbox and Xbox 360, and Nintendo Co.'s Wii video game machines.
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GASP...so making and selling or even installing mods are illegal?