China says no pills made from human flesh in country
A photo released by the Korea Customs Service shows capsules filled with powdered human flesh in Daejeon, officials say.
May 8th, 2012
10:48 AM ET

China says no pills made from human flesh in country

Medications made of human tissue have not been found in China, the country's Health Ministry said Tuesday after reports a day earlier that pills made from the flesh of dead babies were smuggled from China into South Korea.

Chinese authorities will conduct an investigation into reports that the capsules, allegedly made from aborted fetuses, were made in China, Deng Haihua, a spokesman for China's Health Ministry, said in a report from the state-run Xinhua news agency. Similar allegations were investigated in August, and nothing was found to substantiate them, he said.

Deng said China has strict regulations to ensure that such a thing could not occur.

According to a report in the Korea Times, 29 smugglers of "human-flesh capsules" have been arrested after trying to bring 11,000 pills into the country while disguised as tourists.

More than 35 cases and more than 17,000 pills have been found by customs authorities since August, the South Korean website Dong-A Ilbo reported. 

The pills are taken by people who believe they may help increase stamina, for rejuvenation or by terminal cancer patients, according to the South Korean reports.

soundoff (264 Responses)
  1. palintwit

    I predict that someday Sarah Palin's trailer will become another Graceland. Or maybe even a Washington Monument or Lincoln Memorial.

    May 8, 2012 at 3:07 pm | Report abuse |
  2. chinachin

    for cash chinese will cook their own babies, literally

    May 8, 2012 at 3:09 pm | Report abuse |
  3. panda

    Chinese, lowering the bar of humanity once again

    May 8, 2012 at 3:12 pm | Report abuse |
  4. drinker75

    Suuure!

    May 8, 2012 at 3:12 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Greenspam

    All things from China are fake, including fake baby pills.

    May 8, 2012 at 3:21 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Redneck10

    It's just so laughable how averge CNN readers would believe anything the tabloid news speculated. This article is so poorly written that makes Mitt Ronmey looked creditable.

    May 8, 2012 at 3:26 pm | Report abuse |
    • Mado

      Well said.

      May 8, 2012 at 4:01 pm | Report abuse |
    • Richard

      You misspelled credible.

      May 8, 2012 at 4:18 pm | Report abuse |
  7. niblick

    Hmm, let's see - who do I trust more? South Korea or China? I think the country run by the Peoples Bullying Party loses this contest.

    May 8, 2012 at 3:31 pm | Report abuse |
    • tokka

      I would rather believe any country but China. China is well know for denial.

      May 8, 2012 at 3:53 pm | Report abuse |
  8. J.C.

    I always wondered what happened to all of that extra "tissue" from those forcible abortions.

    May 8, 2012 at 3:34 pm | Report abuse |
  9. State News Agency

    Cheap imorted Canadian asbestos is good for you. It saves you money (a big deal in the USA), and there's no extra charge for barbed 'lung friendly' microparticles.

    May 8, 2012 at 3:39 pm | Report abuse |
  10. panda

    well I always wondered what happened to missing activists

    May 8, 2012 at 3:41 pm | Report abuse |
  11. State News Agency

    Afghan poppy. It's what's for your heroin if your doktor runs out of oxycodone.

    May 8, 2012 at 3:44 pm | Report abuse |
  12. State News Agency

    Think of how good the economy would be if we were to stop using imported oil and just burn fetus.

    May 8, 2012 at 3:48 pm | Report abuse |
  13. RR

    So, there wasn't any aborted fetus tissue in the pills? So why do they need "strict regulations to ensure that such a thing could not occur"?

    May 8, 2012 at 3:51 pm | Report abuse |
  14. Will

    What an advanced nation China is. They kill rhinos for thier horns which have magical, curative powers. They slaughter rare tigers for the magical powers thier body parts have. Now they use ground up fetuses to cure cancer. Is there any end to the sheer lunacy of "traditional" Chinese medicine? And of course they deny the practice. What a great world this will be when China becomes the leading superpower, bringing with it all of this nonsense. We wont have to worry about animals becoming extinct due to global climate change. Chinese pharmaceutical companies will have chopped up, ground up and freeze dried probably 90% of species in the next 100 years or so, and stocked the shelves of Wal-Mart with thier lunatic "cures"

    May 8, 2012 at 4:00 pm | Report abuse |
  15. Bob La Mesa

    17,000 capsules? That's a lot - no wonder the price of capsules is becoming prohibitive for my meth-lab :(

    May 8, 2012 at 4:12 pm | Report abuse |
    • Kevin W. Clark

      Pardon me, but a meth lab would have no use for capsules....just sayin. ;)

      May 8, 2012 at 4:46 pm | Report abuse |
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