THE Censorship Office confiscated 26 imported sex enhancement products (SEPs) which were supposedly headed for recipients in Port Moresby, Lae and Mt Hagen on Friday.
Chief censor Jim Abani told The National that the number of imports had increased after the Coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic.
“In 2021, we had over 10,000 imports when the strict measures of the Covid-19 were lifted at airports, shipping ports and post offices,” he said.
“This morning (Friday), I signed off 10 items to be confiscated followed by another 16.”
Abani said the censorship enforcement team, with the help of Customs officers, retrieved the SEPs at the Konedobu post office.
The items included a penis pump, enlargement pills, soaps and silicon tubes, among others.
Abani said people were wasting their money on items that were harmful to their health and social wellbeing.
“At least one item cost about K400 when converted to our currency. It’s a waste of money to have bought those items only to have them confiscated by us,” he said.
“It is indecent, has sexual connotations on the covers or labels, and that’s where we come in to play the role of censor.
“If anyone is found in possession of these types of items, they will be fined K5,000 or spend six months in prison.”
Abani further stated that the Censorship Office was looking to amend their Act and include SEPs, making it officially illegal in the country.
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