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$700K in feces-laced cosmetics seized in bust

$700K in feces-laced cosmetics seized in bust

Police Capt. Marc Reina announced the results of the operation Thursday evening on Twitter, adding that the fake cosmetics were "found to contain bacteria and human waste".

The Blast reports the police seized over $700,000 in counterfeit makeup from the stores, which posed as popular cosmetic brands like Kylie Jenner's Kylie Cosmetics, Kat Von D, Urbad Decay, MAC and TooFaced.

Counterfeit makeup seized during an LAPD raid in the Fashion District on April 12, 2018 are shown in a photo released by the agency.

Detective Rick Ishitani told KABC companies must meet the expensive duty of meeting safety standards while makers of bootleg product don't.

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Police received more complaints and officials conducted another bust.

Ishitani told KABC that customers complained of getting bumps and rashes from products bought in Santee Alley. Authorities discovered that the stores were selling counterfeit name-brand makeup.

Six people were arrested Thursday and are expected to be charged with trademark violations of major brands. "They came back positive with a high level of bacterias and animal feces", Ishitani said.

"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", he continued. Officials also served a cease and desist order to 15 people.


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