LA man arrested, 40,000 fake erectile drugs seized

By the Associated Press | March 8, 2012 | 2:15 PM EST

A Homeland Security evidence bag is seen of almost 11,000 counterfeit viagra pills. A former Korean law enforcement officer, Kil Jun Lee, who now lives in Los Angeles was arrested Wednesday March 7, 2012 by federal agents for allegedly attempting to smuggle nearly 40,000 counterfeit erectile dysfunction pills into the United States through Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) concealed in his golf bag and luggage. Kil Jun Lee, 71, was taken into custody Wednesday morning by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement's (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) agents at his Los Angeles apartment. He is charged in a criminal complaint with trafficking in counterfeit goods.

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A former South Korean law enforcement officer accused of bringing nearly 40,000 phony erectile dysfunction pills into the U.S. has been released on a $10,000 bond.

Seventy-one-year-old Kil Jun Lee made an initial appearance in Los Angeles federal court late Wednesday and his preliminary hearing was set for March 28.

Immigration and Customs Enforcement says Lee was returning from a trip to South Korea on Feb. 25 when officers at Los Angeles International Airport found the counterfeit Viagra, Cialis and Levitra pills in his luggage.

He was arrested Wednesday at his Los Angeles apartment on charges of trafficking in counterfeit goods.