Customs officials of the SA Revenue Service (SARS) have seized 437kg of Viagra with a street value of R30m.

The pills were seized at the OR Tambo International Airport and represent the biggest bust of “sexual enhancement pills” by Customs at the airport in the past year, SARS said in a statement on Friday.

Customs officers became suspicious about the description on the cargo manifest and who it was consigned to. After searching the cases, they discovered the massive haul of Viagra.

“There are increasing incidents of illicit products being smuggled into the country without obtaining the required permits and being sold on the black market,” said SARS.

“Customs has been tasked with detaining all medicaments coming into the country on behalf of the Department of Health if they have not been declared correctly or do not have the required permits.”

SARS in the past have handed over similar cases to the Department of Health for further investigation. ')}

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Customs officials of the SA Revenue Service (SARS) have seized 437kg of Viagra with a street value of R30m. The pills were seized at the OR Tambo International Airport and represent the biggest bust of 'sexual enhancement pills' by Customs at the airport in the past year, SARS said in...