Increase of ‘Human Flesh Capsules’ Smuggled Into South Korea
Incheon Airport Customs announced on the 31st that it had seized 23,898 human flesh capsules carried by tourists so far. According to I...
Incheon Airport Customs announced on the 31st that it had seized 23,898 human flesh capsules carried by tourists so far.
According to Incheon Airport Customs, those who tried to bring capsule into Korea were all foreigners, and their purpose was either to take capsules by themselves or to hand them to their acquaintances living in Korea.
Since human flesh capsules are considered to be harmful on the human body and are viewed by many as disgusting, Incheon Airport Customs has strengthened its crackdown on smuggling human flesh capsules. As a result, people are trying to look for a different way to bring human flesh capsules into Korea such as through international mail, cases of which have increased 100 percent since last year.
Human flesh capsules consist of dried powder made from human fetuses, and some people take it for improving their stamina.
Meanwhile, dog meat capsules also consist of dried of dog meat powder, and it is known that these capsules have an awful smell.
Last year, Incheon Airport Customs intercepted over 468kg of human flesh capsules in 1715 separate violations as well as other food supplements such as dried powder of RockMamushi snake and toad extract that causes hallucination.
Incheon Airport Customs said that people are trying to smuggle those food supplements in the form of capsules or power these days as customs strengthen the crackdown on food supplements.
Kim Do-yeul, head of Incheon Airport Customs said, ‘We have found pernicious ingredients in these food supplements. When you purchase food supplements in China or South East Asian countries, you should check the ingredients carefully.’
He added, ‘I recommend people not to buy food supplements that do not display the ingredients. Once purchased, you must report them to customs when you enter Korea.’