Fine over erectile dysfunction tablets

Fine over erectile dysfunction tablets

A north Belfast man has been fined for importing a large quantity of illegal medicine.

Erectile dysfunction pills - believed to be worth £3,000 on the black market - were intercepted en route to John Tohill's house in North Queen Street.

The 37-year-old appeared at Belfast Magistrates Court on Tuesday, where he pleaded guilty to two charges of unlawfully importing the unlicensed prescription drugs from India.

He was fined £200 plus court costs.

Border Force officials intercepted the 'Kamagra' tablets in October 2012. A further quantity was found during a follow up search at Mr Tohill's house.

"It is vital that we continue to get the message across that the use of medicines sourced in this way is a real risk," said Peter Moore, from the Health Department.

"When you buy a medicine from an unregistered website or unregulated source, you will never know the conditions that product has been made in.

"On top of that, you very well may be receiving a product that is fake or reacts adversely with any other medication you take. My advice to the public is that they should only take Prescription Only Medicines after an appropriate consultation with their GP."


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