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Chinese distillers add Viagra to ‘thousands of bottles of spirits’

Two distillers in China laced thousands of bottles of baijiu with Viagra and allegedly told customers it had “health-preserving qualities”.

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Police confiscated 5,357 bottles of baijiu thought to contain an ingredient found in Viagra

Police in the southwestern Guangxi region are investigating two distillers – Guikun Alcohol Plant and the Deshun Alcohol Plant in Liuzhou – after confiscating 5,357 bottles of the laced spirits.

Packets of white powder labeled sildenafil, an ingredient found in the anti-impotence drug Viagra, were also seized.
Labels on the bottles  reportedly promised the drink would deliver “health-preserving qualities”.

The Liuzhou Food and Drug Administration reported that the powder was added to three different types of baijiu, which is the country’s native spirit.

The haul was worth up to 700,000 Chinese yuan, equivalent to £72,000.

This is not the first occurrence where baijui has been spiked with the drug – last year, police arrested a Chinese businessman for allegedly adding the ingredient into his baijiu stocks.

 

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