LA man sentenced for smuggling fake erectile drugs

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A former South Korean law enforcement officer living in Los Angeles has been sentenced to 2 ½ years in prison for trying to smuggle nearly 40,000 phony erectile dysfunction pills into the U.S.

Kil Jun Lee was sentenced Monday in a Los Angeles courtroom. He was convicted in May of trafficking counterfeit goods and other counts.

Authorities said Lee was returning home from South Korea last year when officers at Los Angeles International Airport found more than $750,000 worth of counterfeit Viagra, Cialis and Levitra pills concealed in his golf bag and luggage.

An analysis by a federal forensics lab showed that none of the pills matched the ingredients in the real product. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language, racial slurs or consistent name calling will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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