There was a report that an animal carcass was found in the medicine supplied by a company, so we covered the story last year and delivered it to you.

As a result of the investigation into the company, it was confirmed that it had sold more than 160 tons of imported medicinal materials by deceiving them as domestic products.

Reporter Kim Bo-mi will tell you.


A workshop of a medicinal material distributor in Gyeonggi-do.

This is a video taken by an employee in the process of picking out foreign substances before delivery.

When the dried bellflower is removed, dead rats are found, and plastic, string, and cigarette butts are seen.

There is also a scene where Chinese medicines are mixed with domestic ones and so-called 'swaddling bags' are captured.

A worker pours cnidium from a bag that says 'Made in China', mixes domestic cnidium powder on it, and puts it into another bag again.

[Medicine distribution company employee: 500kg in bulk, it doesn't show much when mixed like this.

I mean, mix 250 and 250 in a 5:5 ratio.]

At the time, the drug distributor insisted that there was no fact that they lied about the country of origin.

[Pharmaceutical distribution company official: We have never done that.

There are cases of subdivision.

It's 30kg, but if you give me 20kg, I'll put it on another sacks and go out.]

However, when I tracked the distribution process with the Agricultural Products Quality Management Service's special judicial police, the country of origin of the delivered medicines was disguised as domestic.

[Essence manufacturer official: (Do not discriminate between domestic and Chinese products separately, use what you receive?) Almost like that.

I don't have the ability to select.

Since it's an OEM...


In this way, for about two years from June 2020, this distributor deceived the country of origin and supplied a whopping 169 tons of medicinal materials to health functional food companies.

Prosecutors plan to investigate additional crimes against five people, including the representative of a distribution company, who were sent for violation of the Country of Origin Labeling Act.

(Video coverage: Kim Seung-tae, Video editing: Lee Sang-min)