Nigerian agencies placed on red alert over Chinese drugs containing human foetuses
The National Intelligence Agency (NIA) has placed the Nigerian Customs Service (NCS), NAFDAC and Standards Organisation of Nigeria (SON) on a red alert over a Chinese drug made with human flesh and organs.
Investigations revealed that the capsules were filled with powdered flesh from dead babies.
They were made in North Eastern China from babies whose bodies were chopped into small pieces and dried on stoves before being turned into powder.
Thousands of the drugs were first confiscated in South Korea in 2012.
The South Korean Ministry of Food and Drug Safety has siezed 2,751 Chinese drugs/capsules containing remains from foetuses, infants and flesh imported into the country by Chinese nationals.
The document, dated October 12, 2018, noted that the manufacturers claimed that the drugs/capsules could boost stamina, cure cancer, diabetes and some other diseases, and were smuggled in suitcases and through international mail.
The agency revealed that the South Korean Ministry of Food and Drug Safety indicated that 18.7 billion viruses, including hepatitis B virus, were found the capsules.
It stressed that the making of the human remain drugs and consuming them are crimes against humanity, which can also lead to serious health challenges.
NIA explained that it was monitoring the situation for detailed information