Penis smuggler to be charged

2010-06-24 14:10

A South Korean shopkeeper will face charges for smuggling thousands

of arctic fox penises from China to sell as love charms, customs officials said


The 57-year-old tried to import 4?900 penises through the port of

Incheon west of Seoul, they said in a statement.

The body parts are from species of fox found in northern Europe,

Russia and Alaska that are becoming very rare.

South Korean law bans the import of body parts from rare wildlife


An official said: “We found out that some Buddhist shops and

fortune-tellers are selling such parts out of superstition that amulets made of

them will bring back husbands who have left their wives or help women find


“One piece sells at anywhere between 50?000 won (about R320) and

500?000 won,” Yonhap news agency quoted him as saying.

Officials said they would widen their probe to cover online sales.

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