THE Health Ministry has crippled a group selling illegal sex stimulants and red "miracle" pills in Jalan Raja Laut, reported Harian Metro.
The red pill is claimed to cure all kinds of sexually transmitted diseases, including AIDS.
In the operation, five street peddlers in the area were detained by the ministry's Pharmaceutical Services Division.
A ministry spokesman said officers posed as buyers to trace the peddlers who would only appear after 9pm.
"During our raids in Jalan Chow Kit and Lorong Haji Taib, we found that these peddlers are very cautious about selling the sex stimulant pills and placed only empty product boxes on their tables.
"They usually hide the sex stimulants in their cars or at nearby drains to avoid being caught with evidence," said the spokesman.
In the raids, a total of 541 sex stimulants with a street value of RM97,491 (S$31,491) were confiscated.
The products are believed to be from China and are banned in Malaysia because of various side effects, including heart attacks, stemming from their use.
The peddlers were also found selling sex toys.
The authorities took statements from them and were trying to trace the main suppliers.