LOS ANGELES (CBS) — A Korean man won’t get off easy after trying to smuggle nearly 63 pounds of an erectile dysfunction drug through LAX.
U.S. Customs and Border Protection agents seized seized the drugs Sunday Los Angeles International Airport.READ MORE: LA County Students Exposed To COVID-19 Can Continue To Attend In-Person Classes, Health Officials Announce
The substance, known as tadalafil – the generic form of Cialis – was in several heat-sealed pouches in the carry-on luggage of a 40-year-old Korean man, U.S. Customs and Border Protection spokesman Jaime Ruiz said.
The chemicals were valued at $179,000, he said.READ MORE: Woman Stabbed To Death At Senior Living Community In Baldwin Hills
“The passenger claimed the powder was a Chinese herb,” Ruiz said.
Approval is required to introduce a new drug into interstate commerce, he said.MORE NEWS: One Of The World's Largest Homes Is About To Go Up For Sale In Bel Air
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