Eating baby flesh concentrate in pill form is sort of a dark version of the current U.S. yuppie trend of consuming the placenta for nutritional purposes after giving birth. Will this be China’s next big export? Via the BBC:
The Korea Customs Service said it had found almost 17,500 of the capsules being smuggled into the country from China since August 2011. The powdered flesh, which officials said came from dead babies and foetuses, is reportedly thought by some to cure disease and boost stamina.
Capsules were being dyed or switched into boxes of other drugs in a bid to disguise them. Some of the capsules were found in travellers’ luggage and some in the post, customs officials said.