HEMET (AP) — Authorities say seven people were arrested and more than $150,000 in illegal knockoffs of handbags, movies, music and more were seized at a Riverside County swap meet.
District attorney’s spokesman John Hall said in a statement Tuesday that prosecutors and several other agencies had been conducting an operation that resulted in the arrests at the swap meet in Winchester Sunday.READ MORE: Local Teen Takes Part In Moderna Vaccine Trial For Adolescents
Hall says seized items included about 30 handbags with counterfeit labels like Michael Kors and Chanel, 20 sports jerseys, about a dozen Beats by Dre headphones and more than 4,000 CDs and DVDs.READ MORE: Airbnb Blocks Some One-Night Rentals For July Fourth Weekend To Help Prevent Parties
Two people were arrested for selling counterfeit brand-name items and five for illegal copying of video and audio.
Officials also issued 14 citations for non-licensed food sales and destroyed 2,500 pounds of food they called potentially hazardous.MORE NEWS: COVID Vaccination Site Opens In Chinatown To Help Area Seniors With Access
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