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Counterfeiters along Venice Boardwalk targeted by LAPD

(Left) Los Angeles police officers speak to a vendor in Venice. (Right) A man is taken into custody by Los Angeles police during a sweep of counterfeit goods along the Venice Boardwalk.

September 24, 2013 12:00:00 AM PDT
Los Angeles police are cracking down on counterfeiters working on the busy Venice Boardwalk.

Police investigators swept through the tourist-heavy area and raided several stores. Officers say the prime targets were venders seling bogus electronics including cellphones and bootleg videos.

Three people, two men and a woman, were taken into custody. They face charges of video piracy and copyright infringement.