A 71-year-old former Korean law enforcement officer who now lives in Los Angeles was arrested for trying to smuggle nearly 40,000 counterfeit erectile dysfunction pills worth $700,000 in his golf back and luggage, federal authorities said Wednesday. From a news release
Lee's arrest comes after U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers at LAX discovered more than $700,000 worth of phony erectile dysfunction pills in his luggage when he returned from a trip to Korea Feb. 25. Specifically, the criminal complaint states that Lee's luggage contained 29,827 counterfeit Viagra tablets, 8,993 counterfeit Cialis pills and 793 phony Levitra tablets, all concealed in aluminum foil wrapped packets. According to the complaint, when HSI agents at LAX questioned Lee about whether the medication was for his personal use, he said if he used all of the pills it would kill him because he had a heart condition.
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