(NaturalNews) Customs officials in South Korea were horrified to discover recently that there is an active, underground drug trade involving powdered, dead babies. Numerous sources confirm that thousands of capsules containing dead baby remains in powdered form were confiscated in recent months in South Korea after travelers tried to smuggle these supposedly "cure-all" drugs in from China.
According to reports, corrupt medical personnel in China are selling aborted and still-born baby corpses to medical companies, which then secretly store them in people's home refrigerators. When it comes time for processing, these companies then retrieve the bodies, dry them in microwaves, and grind them into powder, which is then injected into capsules.
In order to disguise this utterly nauseating and savage practice, these morally depraved opportunists add herbs and other materials to the capsules in order to avoid detection by investigators and customs officials. But apparently this tactic has failed, as more than 17,000 capsules falsely labeled as "stamina boosters" have already been confiscated since August 2011.
"Ethnic Koreans from northeast China who now live in South Korea are those who were mostly intending to use the capsules or share them with other Korean-Chinese," said a customs official to the U.K.'s Daily Mail. "They are normally brought into South Korea in luggage or posted by international mail."
Some segments of the Chinese population purportedly believe that human placental tissue is medicinal, and that consuming it will improve blood supply and circulation. But it appears as though within this segment, that belief has been perverted to also include dead baby flesh as well. And unless inspectors keep a close eye on all incoming and outgoing luggage and packages, the practice will more than likely continue.
Beyond the moral implications of the practice, officials also warn of very serious health implications as well. According to reports, the pills, which are primarily coming from four Chinese cities -- Jilin, Yanji, Tianjin, and Qingdao -- often contain deadly "super" bacteria that can make individuals very sick.
"As we analyzed the DNA, its DNA sequence is 99.7 percent to 99.9 percent coincided to humans'," said a customs official involved with conducting analyses on the capsule powder. "Super-bacteria and other viruses and bacteria, which are harmful to the human body, have been detected."
At the same time, some are now lumping the revolting dead baby pills in with all herbal medicine, calling for closer scrutinization of natural medicine. It remains to be seen if the issue is used by political opportunists to further demonize nutritional and dietary supplements.