Steroids Bust in Poland Disrupts European Black Market
The Biura Kryminalnego KGP (national police) and Służby Celnej (customs) raided residences and detained 23 members of the underground criminal group at exactly 6:00AM in 10 provinces around the country.
Police seized over one million units of anabolic steroids and human growth hormone valued in excess of $10 million. They confiscated $500,000 in cash, luxury automobiles (BMW, Mercedes, Nissan, Volkswagen) valued at $900,000, computers, storage devices and mobile phones.
In addition, $2.2 million in assets were frozen in bank accounts belonging to individuals involved in the steroid ring.
Some of the individuals detained during the raid were said to have been past and present athletes involved in strength sports. The detainees included several national and international champions as well as other elite athletes according to the official press release.
The steroid investigation was headed by the prosecutor’s office in Kraków. The defendants are facing numerous charges related to the distribution of anabolic steroid and money laundering.
Policja. (December 8, 2011). Uderzenie w podziemie anabolikowe. Retrieved from Policja.pl – Aktualno