Ben Gurion Airport
Planes lining up for take off at Ben-Gurion Airport, April 2010. Photo by Moti Milrod
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Israeli authorities caught a man trying to smuggle more than 5,000 fake prescription pills through the Ben Gurion International Airport, after seeing the drugs in the x-ray scanner that "undresses" passengers.

Chen Ben-Zion was arrested Tuesday evening after landing from Georgia. Airport authorities took him aside for a special security check. Although authorities told him that he would be undergoing an intensive x-ray check, he did not disclose that he was in possession of the counterfeit pills.

The suspect told investigators that he had brought 5,500 Valerian pills, 100 Nutropin tablets and 20 bottles stuffed with other "prescription" drugs for personal use.

The suspect was released on probation from police custody on Wednesday afternoon.