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Wed 10 Mar 2010 07:58 AM

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Dubai company in sex pill probe

Investigation launched after one million banned Viagra-type drugs discovered by Customs officials.

A Dubai-based company is under investigation by Customs for illegally importing one million Viagra-type sex pills.

The pills, called Cobra and Maximum, were discovered during routine inspections at Dubai International Airport’s cargo area, according to a report in the National.

The tablets are banned in the UAE because they exceed the maximum dose of sildenafil citrate, the active ingredient in Viagra.

“The pills were banned because of side effects. In the number they arrived at, they could have caused a potentially deadly effect on the region,” Mohammed al Marri, the executive director of Dubai Customs’ cargo operations, told the paper.

He said the company was also not registered to import pharmaceuticals.

The drugs were flown into Dubai from an undisclosed Asian country by the company. The business has claimed that the pills would be re-exported, but according to the report,  officials have documents that show the tablets were destined for Dubai.

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Percy Dastur 10 years ago

It feels safe to live in Dubai, especially with the authorities doing an impeccable job. Dubai is surely the safest city in the world to live in. Thank you Dubai.