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Deputies seize counterfeit designer clothes in South L.A. County

July 7, 2011 | 10:13 pm

Two women were arrested on suspicion of selling counterfeit designer clothes and other merchandise in the unincorporated Florence-Firestone neighborhood in south Los Angeles County. Seized merchandise

The clothing, purses, jewelry and sunglasses bore Gucci, Louis Vuitton and Chanel logos, the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department said.

The estimated value of the items was $22,000. Marcela Muniz, 24, and Esperanza Villasano, 57, were arrested on suspicion of possessing a counterfeit trademark for sales.

Deputies seized the items after serving search warrants at two stores.

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Photo: Some of the items confiscated by deputies. Credit: Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department.

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