South Korean Customs Service seized drugs containing human remains from foetuses, infants and flesh, imported by some Chinese nationals. Is Africa safe from these drugs?
In 2013, The Seoul Times confirmed the news with pictures that some people in China consumed human embryos being made into soup. The news quickly spread like wild fire but nothing significant was done, especially when some science reports backed the claim, saying it cured deadly ailments and had the potency to boost human life span.
There has been unconfirmed reports that China have over the years continued to make drugs from human parts, foetus and dead infants. China is a leading exporter of drugs and their products are very popular in Africa - especially on the black market or from hawkers.
Nigeria, which is one of the African countries with the largest import index of drugs from China, has fumed at the recent report released by the South Korean Customs Service on September 30, 2018, which revealed that the agency had seized 2,751 Chinese drugs/capsules, containing human remains from foetuses, infants and flesh imported into the country by some Chinese nationals.
The news raised great concerns in the country because if China was exporting such drugs into Korea then they have already imported tons of it into Africa, and probably Nigeria which obviously has more porous borders.
The law makers in the Nigeria have acted swiftly to the warning by the National Intelligence Agency (NIA) which said the country should be on red alert of such drugs coming through its borders.
In the memo sent by the NIA to all watchdog agencies in Nigeria, the NIA said:
“The South Korean Customs Service on September 30, 2018, revealed that it had seized 2,751 Chinese drugs/capsules, containing human remains from foetuses, infants and flesh imported into the country by some Chinese nationals. It stressed that the making of the human remain drugs and consuming them are crimes against humanity, which can also lead to serious health challenges.”
China seems to always be in the news for the wrong reasons and this is a big addition to the list. The eating of human parts in Africa is highly sacrilegious, be it for medical purposes or otherwise.
Health, Food and Drug agencies have raised concerns and urged security outfits in the country to look into the matter. They stressed that the making of the human remain drugs and consuming them are crimes against humanity, which also poses serious health challenges.
The question many are afraid to ask however is "How sure are we that China had not already began exportation to these drugs to Africa?"
We must all be on our guard!
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