70,000 Fake Viagra Pills Uncovered by Customs Officials at Ben-Gurion Airport

Passenger who arrived from Beijing via Frankfurt found to have NIS 1.5 million worth of Viagra pills in his suitcase.

Customs authorities at Ben-Gurion International Airport over the weekend foiled an attempt to smuggle 70,000 fake Viagra pills into Israel from China.

The value of the pills was estimated to be 1.5 million shekels.

Viagra pill (Dan Keinan)
Viagra pill (illustrative)Dan Keinan

The passenger flew to Israel from Beijing via Frankfurt.

Authorities think that the passenger chose that itinerary out of the belief that customs officials would be less vigilant at 4 a.m. in the morning, which was the arrival time of the Lufthansa flight from Frankfurt.

The fake pills were found in the passenger's suitcase.