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Spanish police arrest 26 in steroids and growth hormone bust

mugzy

mugzy

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Police have busted what is thought to be the biggest international medicine trafficking ring, seizing 700,000 doses of anabolic steroids, growth hormones and other illegal medicines, and arresting 26 people, inlcuding the manager of a cycling club.

Amongst the drugs seized in the 19 separate property searches carried out today were hundreds of thousands of well-known brands of tablets for erectile dysfunction, more than 10,000 ampoules of growth hormones, anabolic steroids and other doping substances, with a street value of some 3.5 million euros.

The trafficking ring, with outlets in Alicante, Málaga and Madrid, used suppliers in China, India and Turkey, with intermediaries and storage facilities in the UK, Germany and Hungary so as not to arouse suspicion.

The police operation also discovered a laboratory in a lock-up in Elche (Aicante),where a growth hormone bought in bulk from China was manufactured and packaged to be sold on the internet.

One of those arrested is the manager of a cycling club in the Comunidad de Madrid, who was caught allegedly taking delivery of a substantial quantity of EPO, a glycoprotein hormone that controls erythropoiesis, or red blood cell production.

The operation began back in July last year when police picked up on a company in the Comunidad Valenciana that was importing and selling large quantities of illegal medicines and transferring large sums of money to Chinese banks.

http://www.thinkspain.com/news-spain/19596/700000-doses-of-steroids-and-illegal-medicines-seized
 
PillarofBalance

PillarofBalance

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Thanks for posting Admin... I haven't been around long enough so I'm left wondering; do these things usually cause major market disruptions? This one seems pretty damn big... This wasn't some petty dealer in a local gym.
 
pux888

pux888

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Oct 1, 2010
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Absolutely astonishing...thats a big ass bust! Im sure this will affect others.
 
hugerobb

hugerobb

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Sep 15, 2010
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thats a huge bust it just keeps getting harder to find what ya need
 
Lizard King

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Spain huh, that's interesting. I hear cyclists, gymnists and ice skaters are big into the gear game ;)
 
captaincaveman

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Thanks for posting Admin... I haven't been around long enough so I'm left wondering; do these things usually cause major market disruptions? This one seems pretty damn big... This wasn't some petty dealer in a local gym.
It was going somewhere....but it won't get there now. So, yes, I am sure it will cause some disruptions. However, I don't belong to any cycling clubs so I am probably ok. ;)

-CC-
 
ajdos

ajdos

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Sep 8, 2010
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WOW! Good job le sounds like you removed some reallllyy baaaaddd peeps off the streets...how pathetic, they are too scared of real criminals who have nothing to lose by putting a bullet in some LE's head when they do a raid, what a pathetic cop out...they nab people for enhancing themselves who have families jobs and pay their taxes etc...those are some real hardened criminals they rounded up, that gang of EPO cyclists are some dangerous bikers!
BITCHES!
 
tommyguns2

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Anybody know who this is or the associated lab?
 
JackD

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That is very interesting read, thanks admin, Spain seems to be a really big hot spot for this recently, wondering if the cypress thing had anything to do with this????
 
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