Published: Mon, April 16, 2018
Sport | By Gary Shelton

Los Angeles Police Seized Counterfeit Cosmetics Containing Animal Feces

Los Angeles Police Seized Counterfeit Cosmetics Containing Animal Feces

The LAPD made a similar raid in February after customers complained of getting rashes and bumps from using counterfeit makeup.

Captain Marc Reina, Commanding Officer of LAPD's Central Division, tweeted details and photos from the raid, adding, "The best price is not always the best deal!"

Los Angeles Police said Saturday that some counterfeit cosmetics were contaminated with human waste.

At a press conference on Monday, authorities showcased what looked like high-end makeup but was really $700,000 worth of counterfeit cosmetics containing bacteria and feces confiscated from 21 locations in downtown's Fashion District. As for the bogus products, they are made where contaminants are rampant.

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The makeup being sold as counterfeit included brands such as Anastasia, MAC and Kylie - the cosmetics line of the reality TV star Kylie Jenner.

"Those feces will just basically somehow get mixed into the product they're manufacturing in their garage or in their bathroom- wherever they're manufacturing this stuff", Ishitani said. He explained this kind of contamination simply wouldn't happen with legitimate products because they're manufactured in proper facilities that adhere to safety standards.

One detective said the price tells you if a product is real or not.

The FBI and Central Vice Units helped in the raid, according to local NBC affiliate, arresting six people on charges of trademark violations and issued cease-and-desist orders on 15 businesses.

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