July 20th, 2012
03:47 AM ET

New Zealander pleads guilty of supplying fake erectile dysfunction drugs in U.S.

A New Zealand citizen has pleaded guilty to charges related to supplying large amounts fake erectile dysfunction drugs to distributors in California, Texas and Europe, U.S. authorities said Thursday.

The defendant, Robin Han, 43, is scheduled to be sentenced on October 4 in U.S. District Court in California, the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement said in a statement. He faces as many as 30 years in prison and a fine of as much as $6 million.

U.S. authorities initially indicted Han, who was living in China, in December 2007. They did not arrest him until March of this year when he arrived at San Francisco International Airport from Hong Kong. Han has remained in federal custody since then.

The authorities had been on his trail since 2006 after Customs and Border Protection officers found a parcel from China containing counterfeit Cialis tablets and phony Cialis packaging at a mail facility in California.

The resulting investigation pinpointed Han as the source of the parcel.


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  1. Mary

    Ok, @ banasy©, Yesterday on the "Chick-fil-A" blog, I made a comment and your all over me, then you had your comment deleted. Now tonight your all over me... I haven't done anything to you, what gives?
    Better yet, have a good evening.

    July 20, 2012 at 8:43 pm | Report abuse |
    • banasy©

      Please tell me what I supposedly said, and how I have this great power to delete my own comments...trust me, if I were to have that power, it wouldn't be *my* comments that got deleted.
      You're spoiling for an argument; one has to wonder why.
      And I shall have a lovely evening; I always do.

      July 20, 2012 at 8:48 pm | Report abuse |
    • Mary

      It is plain to see that it is you *spoiling for an argument* What is going on with you?
      Never mind! Gn

      July 20, 2012 at 8:52 pm | Report abuse |
    • Church Of The Posioned Mind

      Banasy has been nothing but playful, except when banasy was defending Jeff Frank. How do I get on the delete your own comment bandwagon? Cannot be done. A touch of parania, perhaps? No, the way I see it, unfortunately, is that someone had a bad day, and decided to take it out on her fellow good bloggers. I recommend a good night's sleep, and a re-visit to this thread in the morning.

      July 20, 2012 at 9:05 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Jeff Frank (R-Ohio) "Right Wing Insanity"

    Let's not forget the talking horse...I am Mr. ED

    July 20, 2012 at 8:45 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Barney

    Hey banasy, can them thighmasters be used on dif parts of your anatomy? Because the prude in the room sounds like her mouth needs sum adjustin!

    July 20, 2012 at 8:46 pm | Report abuse |
    • banasy©

      I can only see the page from Jeff's Mr. Ed joke now; I cannot see the last page.
      I can't see if my answer to her Chick-Fil-A post even posted.
      I can tell you that the Thighmaster is adjustable for tension; that was what I was originally trying to eliminate by my joke about it in the first place.
      Some people are humorless, I guess.

      July 20, 2012 at 8:57 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Mary

    Btw, I have had Nicole Saidi delete some of my comments before. Therefore, you can also, as I'm sure your well aware.

    July 20, 2012 at 8:55 pm | Report abuse |
    • banasy©

      Well, I never have; the only thing I have ever spoken with NS about is the hijackers.
      I have never talked to NS about deleting anyone's comments, unless they were by a jacker.

      I am not after you in any way, shape or form; I was trying to lighten up a stressful contentious situation with my silly topic.

      Good night, Mary.

      July 20, 2012 at 9:11 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Mary

    I remember us talking about that when we were texting each other. Ok, haha. I'm tired
    @ Barney , Gn

    July 20, 2012 at 9:02 pm | Report abuse |
    • banasy©

      Nicole Saidi was not on the map yet when we were texting each other.
      Happily, she is now.
      And we no longer text each other, just as.

      July 20, 2012 at 9:14 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Barney

    Gn already. Dang tryin to have a catfight on a blog, thats sure to end ED!

    July 20, 2012 at 9:08 pm | Report abuse |
    • banasy©

      Behave, Barney!!
      This is my first given out in a long time:

      July 20, 2012 at 9:16 pm | Report abuse |
  7. Barney

    Okay duly noted lol. Dang you pack a wallop girl. But ya gotta admit it might work. I remember when i was a youngster going to mudfights ai yi yi! Lol ok ill take it down a notch, just a pipe dream anyway.

    July 20, 2012 at 9:25 pm | Report abuse |
    • banasy©

      That's not what *Facepalm*™ means, Barney...and I can assure you that you will never see me in a mud fight...those days are behing me...lol!

      July 20, 2012 at 9:40 pm | Report abuse |
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    July 20, 2012 at 9:54 pm | Report abuse |
  9. Jeff Frank (R-Ohio) "Right Wing Insanity"

    She's holding her hands out, palm faced up, with her head down in her hands, thinking how did I get involved with this.

    July 20, 2012 at 10:10 pm | Report abuse |
  10. Jeff Frank (R-Ohio) "Right Wing Insanity"

    I researched this a little, but did I get the facepalm right?

    July 20, 2012 at 10:12 pm | Report abuse |
  11. Jeff Frank (R-Ohio) "Right Wing Insanity"

    Robin Han...thanks for nothing.

    July 20, 2012 at 10:19 pm | Report abuse |
  12. Jeff Frank (R-Ohio) "Right Wing Insanity"

    Oh guys? If the pills don't work, you can always look forward to Cardiac Catheterization. I'm gone.

    July 20, 2012 at 10:34 pm | Report abuse |
  13. banasy©

    @Jeff Frank:
    I ly use one palm to the forehead, but yes, you've got the gist!
    Lol..well done!
    Have a good night, dear.
    You're a good 'un.

    July 20, 2012 at 10:45 pm | Report abuse |
  14. Jeff Frank (R-Ohio) "Right Wing Insanity"

    Good night hun.

    July 20, 2012 at 11:51 pm | Report abuse |
  15. Lars

    I love when I hear commercials for medicines. They always say call now for your risk free sample. Losing some money is not the risk I'm worried about. The dangerous drugs (especially the knock off and fake or mislabeled drugs) are the real risks. Better life through chemistry huh?

    July 22, 2012 at 4:54 pm | Report abuse |
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