Three men arrested for counterfeit auto parts after FBI raids in Queens, New Jersey


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Sketch and video courtesy of NYPD

After releasing a sketch and video of the suspect, police have arrested a man in an assault on a woman and her children in Elmhurst on Aug. 24.

Three men were arrested Tuesday on charges of selling counterfeit automotive parts to repair shops, after federal agents raided several locations including a warehouse in Astoria, said the FBI.

The parts were made to appear as though they were from official automotive companies and sold to repair shops including those that service yellow city taxis.

In a statement obtained by Fox New York, the New York State Federation of Taxi Drivers said that its “instructing bases, fleets, drivers, auto mechanic shops to recall any and all repairs or parts that were purchased from R&Y auto parts in Astoria because they might be counterfeit.”

 

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