LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — Police conducted a raid Tuesday at the Boulevard Mall over allegations at least one store was selling counterfeit items, including prescriptions, sources told the 8 News Now Investigators.
The mall, located near Desert Inn Road and Maryland Parkway, is home to El Mercado, where illegal drugs and counterfeit merchandise were allegedly being sold, the mall’s general manager and vice president, Timo Kuusela, said.
Several police agencies were at the mall on Tuesday afternoon. Kuusela said officials arrived around noon to serve a search warrant and then arrested two people.
Kussela said that law enforcement asked him several months ago for information regarding certain vendors in El Mercado.
“I’m not aware of the basis of how they were informed of the issue, but a couple of months back, they had inquired about certain vendors from me, in which we cooperated fully,” he added. “We want to see the laws enforced just like everybody else and we were happy everything went off without an incident.”
Four businesses were raided in total, according to Kuusela. The mall stayed open throughout the raid. Authorities have not released the identities of those arrested.