Last week, the Los Angeles Police confiscate counterfeit cosmetics worth $700,000 after raiding 21 locations in Los Angeles’ Fashion District. This was announced by the police captain, Marc Reina via his twitter handle last week.
Busted! Major Task Force hits 21 locations in the @LAFashionDist and nets $700,000 in Counterfeit cosmetics found to contain bacteria and human waste. The best price is not always the best deal! #ProtectingOurCommunity pic.twitter.com/gliJ8L2F9F
— Captain Marc Reina (@LAPDMarcReina) April 13, 2018
The products that were seized included popular brands such as MAC, NARS, Urban Decay and Kylie Cosmetics and were found to contain bacteria and human waste.
The Police Captain said the investigation started after customers complained bitterly of the bumps and rashes they discover on their body while using the alleged cosmetics.
The police department’s Anti-Piracy Unit carried out undercover buys in order to get the products tested, Detective Rick Ishitani said.
“They came back positive with a high level of bacteria’s and animal feces,” Ishitani said.
The police department’s Anti-Piracy Unit raided 21 businesses where six of the owners were arrested while the rest received cease-and-desist orders and $700,000 worth of Counterfeit Cosmetics seized.