Queens man and his mother arrested for selling apricot seeds they claim cures cancer

1010 WINS Newsroom
October 23, 2019 - 5:03 pm



NEW YORK (1010 WINS) -- A Queens man and his mother were arrested Wednesday at their home for sellling apricot seeds which they claim cure cancer.

Jason Vale, a former arm wrestling world champion, and his mother Barbara Vale operate a website on which they make the claim.

Officials found drums filled with hazardous material in the home's garage when they arrived at the house in the Bellerose section of Queens around 6:30 a.m.

Jason Vale was previously busted for the same scam several years ago. 

He was transported to a hospital for an undisclosed condition following his arrest. 

They were due in court Wednesday afternoon.