5 types of traditional medicines and health products have been found to be adulterated with undeclared, potent western medicine.

The affected products are: Ubat Batuk Pil -- adulterated with Chlorpheniramine, SC60 Sinus Original Kapsul -- adulterated with Chlorpheniramine and Dexamethasone. Bio Belut Putih Tablet which is adulterated with Dexamethasone and Betamethasone. Pil Anti Sakit Gigi Pak Tani -- adulterated with Acetaminophen and Hendel Forex Capsule which is adulterated with Sildenafil.

The adulterants found in these products can cause adverse effects that are potentially hazardous to the people using them. The Ministry of Health has not issued any approval for the importation for the sale of these products. Following these findings, the products are not allowed to be imported and sold in Brunei Darussalam. Members of the public involved in the retail of these products including online retail such as through Facebook are hereby reminded that it is an offence under the Poisons Act 1956 to sell any product containing any substance controlled under the said Act and the penalty for such an offence upon conviction, is a fine of 8 thousand dollars or six months' imprisonment. Furthermore, if a person commits an act that amounts to such a degree of negligence so as to endanger or be likely to endanger human life, then such person shall be guilty of an offence which carries a penalty of a fine of 16 thousand dollars and 12 months' imprisonment.

Source: Radio Television Brunei