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BPOM seizes sex aids, other items worth Rp 17 billion

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    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Tue, November 6, 2018   /   06:50 pm
BPOM seizes sex aids, other items worth Rp 17 billion A Food and Drug Monitoring Agency (BPOM) staff member shows seized products traded illegally on the internet. (The Jakarta Post/Umair Rizaludin)

The Food and Drug Monitoring Agency (BPOM) had seized unlicensed sex enhancers and other products worth Rp 17.4 billion (US$1.2 million) from two warehouses and a house in Kebon Jeruk, West Jakarta.

The seized products, including diet supplements, herbal stamina enhancers for men, cosmetic creams and sex toys, were away taken in three trucks, BPOM head Penny K. Lukito said.

“From the three places, we seized 552,177 illegal drugs, consisting of 291 items valued at up to Rp 17.4 billion,” Penny said as quoted by tempo.co on Monday.

Penny said one of property owners, identified only as M., had been named a suspect.

She alleged that M. was a member of an online illegal sex enhancer syndicate who had marketed the products for three or four years through an online shopping site and delivered them using a delivery service.

BPOM said dysfunctional erectile medication had been one of the most marketed illegal drugs in the past five years. 

“The use of dysfunctional erectile medication without official supervision can led to heart, liver and kidney failure as well as hemorrhaging,” Penny said.

M. has been detained at Jakarta Police detention center. (gis)