Investigators seize $700K worth of counterfeit makeup in LA's fashion district

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LAPD commanding officer Captain Marc Reina tweeted, with photos of the products from several stores.

Officials investigating $700,000 of counterfeit cosmetics seized from 21 stalls at a Los Angeles shopping market last week reportedly found high levels of bacteria and traces of animal feces and urine in the makeup.

LAPD's Anti-Piracy Unit began an investigation into the sale of the allegedly counterfeit cosmetics after customers called the actual cosmetic companies complaining of bumps and rashes from the products they had purchased in Santee Alley. When their lab tested the contents, they discovered the products were full of shit - figuratively and literally.

"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 told KABC.

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"Counterfeit Kylie lip kits seized in LAPD raid test positive for feces".

Following news of the raid, Kylie's sister, Kim Kardashian, tweeted her reaction to the raid, saying "SO GROSS!"

One of the brands being knocked off was Kylie Jenner's Kylie Cosmetics, CNN reports.

The six people arrested in Thursday's raid will likely be charged with trademark violations of major brands, according to KTLA. Fifteen other people had been served using cease and desist orders.

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