17,500 Powdered Human Baby Pills From China Seized By South Korean Officials
May 08, 2012 12:18
These "stamina pills" from China that allegedly containing ground-up fetuses first made headlines in 2011. However, it seems they're still in production because South Korean officials have pledged to tighten its customs inspections after seizing some 17,500 such capsules over the last year. From BBC:
The Korea Customs Service said it had found almost 17,500 of the capsules being smuggled into the country from China since August 2011.
The powdered flesh, which officials said came from dead babies and foetuses, is reportedly thought by some to cure disease and boost stamina.
But officials said the capsules were full of bacteria and a health risk.
A documentary from last year claims the capsules come in from northeast China. According to Health Ministry spokesman Deng Haihua, has "strict management of disposal of infant and foetal remains as well as placentas." We're all for recycling and everything, but this is just insane!