$700000 worth of fake cosmetics seized by LAPD in downtown's Fashion District

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

Authorities found $700,000 worth of counterfeit cosmetics laced with bacteria and human waste during a bust at the Los Angeles Fashion District.

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Other brands that were mimicked include Urban Decay, MAC, and NARS. The LAPD made a similar raid in February after customers complained of getting rashes and bumps from using counterfeit makeup. "They came back positive with a high level of bacterias and animal feces", Ishitani said. The bacteria included traces of animal feces and urine. He explained this kind of contamination simply wouldn't happen with legitimate products because they're manufactured in proper facilities that adhere to safety standards. She then advised buyers of the cosmetics line to "never buy counterfeit products!"

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Detective Rick Ishitani told media outlet and CNN affiliate, KABC, "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".

The six people arrested in Thursday's raid will likely be charged with trademark violations of major brands, according to KTLA. Officials also served a cease and desist order to 15 people.

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