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$700000 in feces-infected counterfeit cosmetics seized by Los Angeles police

$700000 in feces-infected counterfeit cosmetics seized by Los Angeles police”

That's what the reality TV star Tweeted Friday after Los Angeles police announced they had seized $700,000 in counterfeit cosmetics in a raid, including makeup that tested positive for high levels of bacteria and human feces.

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.

"Busted!' Captain Marc Reina tweeted". The items tested positive for ingredients you *definitely* do not want on your face ... like bacteria and human waste. So if you've purchased any for a price you thought was too good to be true - it's probably poo!

A similar bust was conducted last February after Los Angeles Police Department officials received complaints from customers who got rashes and bumps after using counterfeit cosmetics, Ishitani said.

"SO GROSS! Never buy counterfeit products!"

Researchers again found high levels of bacteria and feces in the cosmetics seized in Thursday's raid.

Six people were arrested Thursday and are expected to be charged with trademark violations of major brands.

Another 15 people are served with cease and desist orders.

According to Customs and Borders Protection, counterfeit products, which can result chemical and lead poisoning, cost the beauty industry more than $75 million a year. It's important to note that counterfeit products are not only sold on the street, but also through many third-party websites, such as Amazon.



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