Two importers of fake Viagra pills recently received prison sentences, in two separate cases. This marks the first time jail time has been handed down for importing imitation Viagra.

The first defendant, textile trader Moshe Perach, received 15 months after a container of clothing he was importing was found to contain 160,000 of the blue pills.

The Tel Aviv Magistrate's court ruled the defendant committed serious offenses that required a harsher punishment due to the enormous damage they caused the public, the country and the economy.

By Ronny Linder-Ganz
17 May 2007

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