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Fake Taxi Parts, Including Brake Pads, Sold To New York City Cabs; FBI Raids Three Warehouses (VIDEO)

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Three warehouses suspected of selling counterfeit auto parts to New York City cab drivers were raided by FBI agents on Tuesday.

More than 50 FBI officials participated in the raid. One warehouse was located in Queens, the other two in Paterson, New Jersey.

Three people were also arrested in their homes for allegedly taking part in the knock-off ring, in which falsely labeled car parts were made to look like top-quality brands, The New York Post reports.

Many of the products were sold to New York City taxi operators.

The bogus parts included tens of thousands of brake pads.

Supervisory agent for the FBI Martin Feely said the raid was part of an ongoing three-year probe.

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