Man Tries to Smuggle 63 Pounds of Erectile Dysfunction Drug Through LAX, Claiming It's a 'Chinese Herb'
Customs inspectors at LAX busted a dude that tried to smuggle in 63 pounds of an erectile dysfunction drug.Inspectors noticed a white, powdery substance inside the carry-on of a 40-year-old Korean man last week, according to City News Service. He claimed the drug was a "Chinese herb," but it turned out to be a traditional Western remedy for men who have trouble getting it up: tadalafil, the generic name for Cialis.
Customs officials seized the drug and estimated it was worth $179,000. Jaime Ruiz of U.S. Customs and Border Protection told CNS, "A filed application or approval is required to introduce a new drug into interstate commerce, which the passenger lacked."
Word to the wise: no customs official is going to believe 63 pounds of any sort of white, powdery substance you stuff into your carry-on is actually an innocuous Chinese herb.