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.

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  1. ObamaJoe

    I don't know South Koreans eat flesh of dead babies ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,Is that a tradition ?????????????

    May 8, 2012 at 12:50 pm | Report abuse |
    • Chut Pata

      On my last visit to South Korea, one Korean told me, "If it breathes, we can eat it". Apparently where there is a demand, there is a supply, by hook or by crook.

      May 8, 2012 at 1:04 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Keith

    Of course they don't do that in China. They're a model for human decency, morals and values over there.


    May 8, 2012 at 12:51 pm | Report abuse |
  3. ObamaJoe

    yes,,,,,,,,,,,,,force abortion,,,,then export flesh of dead babies Korea,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,

    Yeah,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,a great story !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Dam China,!!!!!!!!!!

    May 8, 2012 at 12:52 pm | Report abuse |
  4. ObamaJoe

    poor South Korea,,,,,,,,,,they need more bible ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,

    May 8, 2012 at 12:54 pm | Report abuse |
  5. ObamaJoe

    but ,,,,,,,,,,,,,in the picture,,,,,it does not looks like flesh of dead babies,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,

    and there is no DNA test or whatever,,,,,,,any evidence,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,

    May 8, 2012 at 12:56 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Former F-22 Pilot

    "Scottish Mama
    How about not buying "made in china" to help bring about human rights first?"

    Babies under the age of 15 months aren't real people.

    May 8, 2012 at 12:56 pm | Report abuse |
    • ObamaJoe


      May 8, 2012 at 12:57 pm | Report abuse |
  7. ObamaJoe

    Brain -wash,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,

    keep people in dream,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,

    May 8, 2012 at 12:57 pm | Report abuse |
    • longtooth

      You need to get a job, dude. They're hiring at the carwash.

      May 8, 2012 at 12:58 pm | Report abuse |
  8. longtooth

    This is why I'm a news addict. Just when you think you've seen it all, something happens that nobody could possibly dream up.

    May 8, 2012 at 12:57 pm | Report abuse |
  9. Robear in Ojai

    This is so sick! Fetus pills!

    These are the same people that help decimate rhinoceros populations for their horns (believed to be a natural "viagra", though mostly though the placebo effect), and clandestinely support the continuing slaughter of African elephants for their ivory.

    With China's One-Child-Only policy, and the high abortion rate there (forced or otherwise), yes, I believe they could do such a thing, grind up freeze-dried fetuses, put them in capsules and sell them as health supplements. Oh, and the Chinese most surely add Melamine as an additive, to increase the protein content...

    Sick, sick, sick!

    May 8, 2012 at 12:57 pm | Report abuse |
  10. Bob, La Mesa

    Just serves as more proof to my girlfriend- it is better to eat my coq, beef, and fish dinners than try and supplement diet with dried people and other soy products.

    May 8, 2012 at 12:58 pm | Report abuse |
    • KumdumpsterWanted

      Send her my way.

      May 8, 2012 at 2:50 pm | Report abuse |
  11. weezer

    Yep...something about a culture that eats its own....

    I suppose this is the ultimate in recycling programs.

    So they've got THAT going for them...

    May 8, 2012 at 12:59 pm | Report abuse |
  12. Former F-22 Pilot

    Where do you think kung pao chicken gets its extra pao?

    May 8, 2012 at 1:00 pm | Report abuse |
    • Level42


      May 8, 2012 at 2:52 pm | Report abuse |
  13. ObamaJoe

    Aborted Chinese Babies Being Sold as "Medicinal Cure-All" to South Korea,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,

    Why,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,why is the hek South Korean,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,a country full of democrap,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,

    May 8, 2012 at 1:01 pm | Report abuse |
  14. ObamaJoe

    But ,,,,,at least it's safer than mad cow,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,isn't it ???????????

    May 8, 2012 at 1:03 pm | Report abuse |
  15. Rick

    Can China get any lower on the scale of right and wrong? I seriously believe Chinese would sell their own mothers for a profit.

    May 8, 2012 at 1:03 pm | Report abuse |
    • Lee

      Well, apparently some Chinese mothers are killing there babies and someone is making a profit off that.

      May 8, 2012 at 5:18 pm | Report abuse |
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