NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Police in Brooklyn announced Thursday that they have seized thousands of phony cellphones in a series of busts.

Within hours of each other, police made the busts in Sheepshead Bay and Bensonhurst, the NYPD said.

Fake Cellphones Seized In Brooklyn

Police seized more than 10,000 counterfeit cellphones in Brooklyn on Thursday, Dec. 1, 2016. (Credit: CBS2)

In all, investigators seized more than 11,000 counterfeit Apple and Samsung phones, along with more than $70,000 in cash.

Three people were arrested.

The busts were the result of an ongoing investigation into counterfeit cellphone trafficking.

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