Bootleg makeup contained animal feces, human waste, LA police say

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As a result of the findings, an LAPD task forced raided 21 Fashion District shops, seizing a whopping $700,000 worth of counterfeit cosmetics, a stunning reflection of the steadily growing problem. LAPD commanding officer Captain Marc Reina tweeted, with photos of the products from several stores.

Cheaper isn't always better, according to the Los Angeles Police Department.

Police resisted the sellers Thursday after getting complaints from clients who'd gotten migraines and bumps after using fake beauty products, Detective Rick Ishitani advised KTLA. However, when you see your favorite products offered at 50% to 75% off (and not directly from the brand retailer), this is most likely a counterfeit.

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Officials investigating $700,000 of counterfeit cosmetics last week captured from 2 1 stalls at a LosAngeles shopping current market found elevated heights of pee at the makeup and traces of animal feces and bacteria. She then advised buyers of the cosmetics line to "never buy counterfeit products!" He added that legitimate cosmetic companies adhere to health and safety standards, which is costly.

"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. The rest were issued cease-and-desist orders.

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