Chinese police probes Viagra alcohol

Beijing: Two distillers in China were allegedly found adding banned food additive Viagra, which is used to treat erectile dysfunction, to their liquors.

Inspectors with the local food and drug administration found that the Guikun Alcohol Plant and the Deshun Alcohol Plant in Liuzhou City of Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region were putting Sildenafil, more commonly known as Viagra, into three of their Baijiu (white alcohol) products, officials said.

The products were all marketed as having health-preserving qualities, it said.

Police have confiscated 5,357 bottles of the products, 1,124 kg of raw alcohol and a batch of white powder labeled Sildenafil, in a case worth more than USD 112,700, state-run Xinhua news agency reported.

Further investigations are on.

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