The South Korean government has seized more than 17,000 smuggled drug capsules filled with powdered flesh from dead babies that were shipped in from northeastern China.
According to the Korea Customs Service, the pills were made from babies whose bodies were chopped into small pieces, dried on stoves and turned into powder.
The smugglers told customs officials they believed the capsules were stamina boosters and claimed not know the ingredients.
No one has been punished because the amount was deemed small and they weren't intended for sale, said an unnamed South Korea customs official.
Apparently, there are some who believe the capsules have special healing powers. The capsules of human flesh, however, contained bacteria and other harmful ingredients.
China's State Food and Drug Administration and its Health Ministry did not respond to questions, but the Chinese media claimed that northeastern China was the source of the products.
China performs 13 million abortions a year per its mandatory abortion laws. Mothers reportedly sacrifice their newborns to avoid punishment from the government.