This is just a yucky story all the way around but the summary of this is that the pills are supposedly sold/marketed at performance drugs and the Korean government even made a documentary about the topic. It is not known if any of these pills made it to the US. The flesh contained is from the fetuses of aborted babies and can contain a high degree of bacteria as there is nothing known about how the pills are made. The pills are being found in tourists luggage.
It’s an old Chinese belief that a human fetus can cure disease so thus came the pills I assume. So far no comment from the Chinese government. MRSA, e coli, salmonella and other bacteria could be present. Hepatitis B is also incredibly high in China. BD
South Korean customs officials are boosting efforts to stamp out illegal smuggling of drugs that are allegedly coming from China. Reason: The drugs supposedly contain human flesh.
Since August, Korean authorities have discovered nearly 17,500 of the human flesh capsules in the luggage of tourists and in international mail, the state-run Korea Customs service said in a statement Monday.
The pills, disguised as performance enhancement drugs, have been smuggled in by ethnic Koreans living in northern Chinese cities and contain so-called super bacteria that is hazardous to human health, the statement said. The documentary claimed that DNA tests verified that the pills were made from powdered humans.
The Korean customs announcement comes less than a month after China’s drug regulators announced the suspension of sales of 13 drugs (11 Chinese traditional medicines and two antibiotics) after finding they were encased in gelatin capsules that contained excessive levels of chromium. According to China’s state broadcaster, CCTV, the toxic drug capsules were believed to originate from factories in China’s coastal Zhejiang province and had been made using scraps of leftover leather.
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