MINEOLA, N.Y. (CBSNewYork) – Two brothers have been arrested and charged on Long Island for operating what authorities called a sophisticated counterfeiting operation involving many popular health and beauty products.
Nassau County District Attorney Kathleen Rice announced Friday the arrests of Pardeep Malik, 59, and Hamant Mullick, 60, for making, packaging and selling $2 million worth of bogus goods.
Chapstick, Vicks VapoRub, Johnson’s Baby Oil and Vaseline were among the very popular products that Rice said the brothers were making in a warehouses on Long Island.
“It’s very scary. We have regulations for a reason, we don’t know if these were tested at all,” Andrea Bergin of Carle Place told CBS 2’s Jennifer McLogan.
“We expect to get what we pay for and it’s just disappointing,” Hewlett shopper Anna Gordon added.