A group of people who smuggled candies containing ingredients to treat erectile dysfunction from abroad and sold them under the name of energy candy and fever candy were caught.

Busan Customs announced that it is investigating two people, including Mr. A, on charges of violating the Customs Act and the Special Act on Imported Food Safety.

They are suspected of manufacturing candies containing erectile dysfunction drugs in Malaysia from 2019 to January last year, and then bringing them into Korea like regular candy and distributing them.

A whopping 170,000 pieces, worth 2 billion won in market value, were mainly distributed nationwide through adult product stores and internet shopping malls.

The problem is that the erectile dysfunction drug in this candy can cause serious side effects such as myocardial infarction, high blood pressure, and headache, so it should not be used as a food ingredient. It is said that they tried to sell it to examinees by naming it 'Fire-Gong Candy', saying that it acts as a stimulant to help chase sleep and recover from fatigue.