Health Ministry finds fake sex stimulants in JB raids


  • Nation
  • Friday, 30 Apr 2004

MORE than 464 types of fake pills, including fake Viagra and other sex stimulants worth RM167,300 were found during a raid in residential homes, pharmacies and Chinese traditional shops in Johor Baru on Wednesday. 

Sin Chew Daily quoted Dr Ahmad Mahmud, the deputy director of Pharmaceutical Services of the Health Ministry as saying many operators were found selling fake drugs and drugs which were not registered with the ministry. 

The team discovered 216 types of drugs not registered with the ministry. 

Four Indonesian men aged between 30 and 50 were arrested by the team and brought to police station for further investigations, the daily reported. 

It also reported that a box of fake Viagra pills containing four tablets were sold between RM10 and RM20.  

The fake Viagra pills were believed to have been brought into the country from China, Indonesia and Thailand. 

China Press reported that a gang specialising in kidnapping children at night is active in Butterworth. 

It reported that a fireman’s daughter was nearly kidnapped at night in his house. 

The 36-year-old fireman, who lived in Kepala Batas, was awoken by his young daughter’s cries at 2am. 

He saw a man carrying his daughter, about to escape from the window in the bedroom. 

The fireman shouted at the man who then left the girl before jumping out from the window. 

Police believe that the gang re-emerged and started to kidnap children in the area at night, the daily reported. 

Sin Chew Daily reported that a divorcee was raped by her ex-husband after he found her going out with her boyfriend. 

The 22-year-old factory worker with two children, who divorced four years ago, was then confined in an apartment for two days by her ex-husband, who also repeatedly raped her.  

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