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About 4,500 pills suspected of being counterfeit erectile-dysfunction and diet
medications were intercepted at the Allenby Bridge crossing to Jordan by the
Customs Authority over the weekend. The suspected smugglers had attempted to
bring in the 4,000 apparently fake Cialis pills and 500 diet pills forbidden for
use by the Health Ministry. The pills were found in the suitcases of a
Palestinian Authority resident and wrapped up in jeans among his other
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The Customs Authority said the suspect was returning from a
visit to Jordan. When they were found by customs officials, the man said the
pills were not meant for his own use.
Drug investigators were called in
immediately to question the man, who admitted his involvement.
authorities said that during 2011, more than 60,000 diet pills and 165,000
counterfeit anti-impotence pills have been caught at the bridge in smuggling
attempts by Palestinians. Some of them were very cleverly hidden in suitcases
and brought in by emissaries of criminals.
The authorities said that if
they had reached the market, they would have endangered the health of both
Israelis and Palestinians.