The Health Sciences Authority (HSA), with the help of the police, seized over $700,000 worth of illegal sexual enhancement drugs from a private residence in Geylang last Friday (Sept 22).
About 300,000 units of the drugs were undercovered in the apartment, making it the largest seizure in five years, HSA said in a media release on Wednesday (Sept 27).
The Immigration & Checkpoints Authority (ICA) had alerted HSA to a parcel which was believed to contain a large assortment of illegal health products.
HSA subsequently arrested the parcel's intended recipient - a 26-year-old Chinese man - outside a private apartment at Lorong 32 Geylang.
He led HSA officers to his rented room where another man and more illegal health products were found.
Both men are now assisting with investigations on the importation of illegal health products.
If found guilty of importing or supplying illegal health products, a person may face a jail term of up to three years, and a fine of up to $100,000.
HSA reminded members of the public that it is dangerous to purchase health products from dubious sources such as street peddlers. These items may contain illegal, counterfeit, or undeclared ingredients that may cause serious health problems when consumed.
To report any illegal activity involving sexual enhancement products, call HSA's enforcement branch at 6866 3485 or email email@example.com.