Pills Filled with Powdered Human Baby Flesh Found by Customs Officials

Telegraph (London), May 7, 2012

South Korea has seized thousands of smuggled drug capsules filled with powdered flesh from dead babies, which some people believe can cure disease.

The capsules were made in northeastern China from babies whose bodies were chopped into small pieces and dried on stoves before being turned into powder, the Korea Customs Service said.

Customs officials refused to say where the dead babies came from or who made the capsules, citing possible diplomatic friction with Beijing.

Chinese officials ordered an investigation into the production of drugs made from dead fetuses or newborns last year.

The customs office has discovered 35 smuggling attempts since August of about 17,450 capsules disguised as stamina boosters, and some people believe them to be a panacea for disease, the customs service said in a statement.

The capsules of human flesh, however, contained bacteria and other harmful ingredients.

The smugglers told customs officials they believed the capsules were ordinary stamina boosters and did not know the ingredients or manufacturing process.

Ethnic Koreans from northeastern China who now live in South Korea were intending to use the capsules themselves or share them with other Korean-Chinese, a customs official said. They were carried in luggage or sent by international mail.

The capsules were all confiscated but no one has been punished because the amount was deemed small and they weren’t intended for sale, said the customs official, who requested anonymity, citing department rules.

China’s State Food and Drug Administration and its Health Ministry did not immediately respond to questions faxed to them Monday. Chinese media identify northeastern China as the source of such products, especially Jilin province which abuts North Korea.

The Jilin food and drug safety agency is responsible for investigating the trade of such remains there. Calls to the agency and to the information office of Jilin’s Communist Party were not answered Monday.

The South Korean customs agency began investigating after receiving a tip a year ago. No sicknesses have been reported from ingesting the capsules.

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  • Makes me not want to eat asian food.

    • The__Bobster

      After you swallow one pill, you’ll desire another a half hour later.

      BTW, this looks like one of the stories I posted to Yuan Chinaman two weeks ago..

    • loyalwhitebriton

      For about 10 years now I have studiously avoided eating non-European food, yet there are certain WNs’ who maintain that Orientals have a higher IQ than white Europeans.
      Strange, that. Apparently, these intellectually gifted orientals think that there are health benefits to be gained from consuming dead-baby-dust!
      Thank You, Lord, that I am white European!

      • IstvanIN

        You would prefer live baby bits????

        • NotListeningAnymore

          Are you Chinese?

        • loyalwhitebriton

          That’s not what I was saying at all.

  • NotListeningAnymore

    I heard about this a month ago and I’m surprised it took this
    long for AR to report it. I saw the story on MSN news and the comments section
    looked like AR.

  • This is the first I’ve heard of this…

    This…. this is just BARBARIC!  The irony is, the Chinese refer to Occidentals as “barbarians”…

    I used to think I was pretty hard.  Seen my share of combat, seen some pretty horiffic stuff, been shot, broken back… but, what kind of twisted F- does it take to cook up dead babies, then grind them to dust?

    Non-whites lowering the bar again… just when I thought I couldn’t be horrified, was beyond feeling anything at the antics of non-whites, something like this happens…

    That is just wrong on so many levels…. and it begs the question:  What kind of sick, twisted individual would want to consume the dust of dead children as ANY sort of “medicine”?

    What kind of dysfunctional, sick mind could even CONCEIVE of something like this?

    “Hey Wang?”


    “I got an idea to make money… you know the abortion clinic across town?”


    “You still got that Grillmaster?”

    “Yeah, so?”

    “Well, what we do is….”

    And this is what is being let into Western, white nations by the hundreds of thousands…

    God save the West…

    • Long Marcher

       Actually I doubt the veracity of the story, it is more like a South Korean beatup —how on earth could one prove the capsules came from ‘dead babies’?

      In any case medicinal cannibalism has had a long history in the West – in fact I’m surprised most of you are seem unaware of this fact:

      US anthropologist Beth Conklin, for example, quoting a 19th-century
      source, writes that in Denmark epileptics were reported to stand around
      the scaffold in crowds, cup in hand, ready to drink the red blood as it
      flows from the still quavering body. Skulls were used as medicine, as
      was the moss that tended to sprout from them…..

      Medical historian Richard Sugg of Britain’s Durham University, who is
      currently writing a book on the subject says that cadaver parts and
      blood were standard fare (in Europe), available in every pharmacy.

      The consumption of Egyptian mummies was also commonplace:

      Mummies were stolen from Egyptian tombs, and skulls were taken from Irish burial sites. Gravediggers robbed and sold body parts.<
      “The question was not, ‘Should you eat human flesh?’ but, ‘What sort of flesh should you eat?’ ” says Sugg.


  • anmpr1

    Chinese are very superstitious, although I never heard about this particular type.  Good thing we in the West don’t allow this sort of thing with all our millions of aborted fetuses.  That would be pretty barbaric.

  • Long Marcher

    Well this one particular case, the reporting of which is dubious to start off with, is not widespread in China. 99.99% of Chinese would be disgusted with it, again if true, as most other people. This type of thing in China now is also nowhere near as widespread as it was in Europe in past centuries.

    But there are pockets of China which are extremely backward, with low levels of literacy, and a tendency to believe all superstitious nonsense, and in which scientific awareness is practically zero.

    No one denies that China is backward compared to the West, and there are a whole lot of different reasons for this.

    But obviously it cannot have anything to do with race, otherwise Europeans would not have done same as late as 100 years ago. Unless there has been a quantum leap in the racial evolution of whites just over the past few centuries.

    But you are right that whatever other cultures might have done in the past excuses this behaviour of the Chinese if true. The perpetrators deserve execution, in my view.