Dead baby powder pills exist, apparently, in Korea
In particularly disturbing international news, South Korean customs agents have confiscated thousands of pills containing the powdered flesh of dead babies.
The pills are believed to ward off diseases, according to customs agents who have busted 35 smuggling attempts since August. More than 17,450 pills disguised as “stamina boosters” have been seized in luggage or through mail, according to The Telegraph.
Korea Customs Service said the pills were made in northeastern China using the chopped flesh of babies, which was dried on a stove and then converted into a powder. However, unsurprisingly, the capsules contained harmful bacteria.
No charges have been filed in the smuggling cases because the amount is deemed small and not for retail sale, but rather for personal consumption, according to the agents.
So far, China’s State Food and Drug Administration and its Health Ministry has yet to comment on the disturbing discoveries.