Concerns over import of sex-enhancement items


THE Office of Censorship is concerned about the importing of sex-enhancement products which are slipping through Customs.
It follows the confiscation of 33 such items in Port Moresby last week by a team from the Office of Censorship and police. The plastic products were sent from Hong Kong via Singapore through a courier express service.
The Censorship Act of 1989 Section 11(a) states that “all imported sex-enhancement products in whatever state, form or shape are not permitted unless specifically prescribed by a resident doctor who can be contacted to verify its use. Such products in this category would include capsules, tablets, sprays, creams, powders, vibrators, penis enlargers, vibe condoms, sex novelties, etc.” The team apprehended a suspect at a shopping centre in Port Moresby who had two of the banned items in his possession.
Censorship Office enforcement officer Gerea Kapa said it was a concern that Customs agents were not properly monitoring incoming packages containing such items.
Kapa said people and business houses should be aware of the prohibited items and ensure that any information regarding their sale and distribution must be reported to the Chief Censor.
The items confiscated would be destroyed.
Kapa said a spot fine of K1000 was imposed on the offender who was also issued a verbal warning not to repeat the offence.

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