Viagra pill (Dan Keinan)
Viagra pill (illustrative) Photo by Dan Keinan
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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.

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.