Doping products found in police raids

24th March 2006, Comments 0 comments

24 March 2006, BRUSSELS — Police seized a large quantity of doping products in 15 house raids targeted against cyclists, trainers and a body builder in Turnout on Thursday.

24 March 2006

BRUSSELS — Police seized a large quantity of doping products in 15 house raids targeted against cyclists, trainers and a body builder in Turnout on Thursday.

The raids took place at the homes of Flemish cyclists Dave Bruylandts and Geert Omloop, the former Belgian champion.

Other suspects included cyclocross rider Peter Van Santvliet, a bodybuilder and Marcel Omloop, Geert Omloop's father.

Bruylandts — who was planning a comeback in April after being test positive for EPO in 2004 — has refused to confirm media reports that banned substances were found at his home.

Police have not identified where the drugs were found, but have said banned substances were located at 10 locations. The substances included clenbuterol, nandrolon, EPO and a growth hormone.

Some 13 people were held for questioning, but all suspects were later released. Turnhout judicial authorities had worked for three months on preparing the raids.

[Copyright Expatica News 2006]

Subject: Belgian news

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