Counterfeit Cosmetics Seized During Joint Task Force Operation NA18065dm

April 16, 2018

WHAT: Press Conference

WHEN: Monday, April 16, 2018 9:00 a.m.

WHERE: Los Angeles Police Headquarters 100 West First Street Los Angeles, California 90012 (Media Room #257-B)

WHO: LAPD Captain III Marc Reina, Commanding Officer, Central Area LAPD Detective Ricky Ishitani, Detective Support and Vice Division

WHY: The Los Angeles Police Department’s Piracy Unit coordinated a multi-location task force involving counterfeit name brand cosmetics sold in the “Santee Alley” area of LAPD’s Central Division. The Federal Bureau of Investigations (F.B.I.) and Central Bureau Vice Units assisted in the enforcement action.

The focus was to seize illegal cosmetics, arrest individuals involved in the sales of counterfeit cosmetics, and to educate the public of the health and safety concerns of purchasing counterfeit cosmetics.

VISUALS: Counterfeit cosmetics seized will be on display.

CONTACT: For more information, please contact LAPD Media Relations Division at (213) 486-5910.