Animal Feces Found in Counterfeit Makeup

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On April 12, 2018, Los Angeles Police raided 21 stores and confiscated $700,000 worth of counterfeit makeup with traces of bacteria and feces.

The makeup being sold as counterfeit included brands such as Anastasia, MAC and Kylie - the cosmetics line of the reality TV star Kylie Jenner.

In a tweet, LAPD Captain Marc Reina said that some of the makeup was found to contain bacteria and human waste.

Police raided the vendors Thursday after receiving complaints from customers that had gotten rashes and bumps after using counterfeit cosmetics, Detective Rick Ishitani told KTLA. The products look nearly identical to high-quality eyeshadow, lipstick, and mascara but, authorities say, their prices should have raised eyebrows. When their lab tested the contents, they discovered the products were full of shit - figuratively and literally.

Authorities arrested six people, who 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.

Ishitani said the raid was also meant to "educate the public of the health and safety concerns of purchasing counterfeit cosmetics". "Those basically somehow get mixed into the product they're manufacturing in their garage or in their bathroom - wherever they're manufacturing this stuff". Another 15 people were given cease and desist orders.

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