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Authorities seize Viagra-laced coffee

world Updated: Jul 05, 2009 10:42 IST

Malaysian authorities have confiscated 900 boxes of coffee laced with Viagra, a newspaper report said on Sunday.

Health Ministry officials raided a company in Kuala Lumpur that marketed the coffee as an energy booster, The New Straits Times said. The report did not say whether the package labeled Viagra as an ingredient.

Sunday's report said the 900 confiscated boxes containing some 9,000 coffee packets were worth more than 72,000 ringgit ($20,000). Some of the Viagra-laced coffee had been distributed nationwide, it said.

Viagra is legal in Malaysia, but it requires a prescription. The drug helps men get an erection, but it can pose a heart hazard, especially when taken with certain medications.

The report quoted an unnamed Health Ministry official. A ministry spokesman could not immediately confirm the report on Sunday.