Gang pushed 30m steroids to gyms across Europe
1 June 2005, MADRID — Spanish police have broken up a gang distributed 30 million doses of anabolic steroids and hormones popularly used in sports across Europe.
1 June 2005
MADRID — Spanish police have broken up a gang distributed 30 million doses of anabolic steroids and hormones popularly used in sports across Europe.
Seventy people have been arrested in raids in 13 provinces across Spain.
The operation — codenamed 'Mamut' — closed down six laboratories in Barcelona, two of which had been legitimate.
They were producing 10,000 doses of drugs used to cheat in sport every half an hour.
Police said the drugs were professionally packaged so they looked as though they were legal.
But they were distributed "clandestinely", said police, to gymnasiums, sports clinics and directly to those who played sport.
They all held a high risk of damaging the consumer's health as they had not passed through proper checks.
In many cases they would have been sold to vets for use on animals.
The drugs were made in country houses, garages, industrial parks and offices.
The gang were distributing the drugs across Europe, transported in lorries.
Police said it was thought they would have made EUR 200,000.
[Copyright EFE with Expatica]
Subject: Spanish news