Arrests after police raid ‘steroids lab’
By Constantinos Ioannou Published on December 8, 2010
FIVE PEOPLE, including a pensioner couple and their son, were arrested yesterday after substantial quantities of raw materials that could be used to manufacture illegal anabolic steroids were located in a laboratory during a police raid in Nicosia.
The couple, aged 72 and 71, were expected to be released after questioning, police said.
Their 43-year-old son and two foreign inividuals, 25 and 32, will be brought before a court today for a remand hearing.
Police spokesman Michael Katsounotos said there was some concern that if, as police suspected, steroids were being manufactured at the warehouse, that they were being distributed around the world from Cyprus.
After receiving information from Germany recently, Cypriot police launched multiple operations around the island yesterday, while similar simultaneous operations were launched around Europe and in the US in an attempt to crack down on illegal anabolic steroids.
Katsounotos said: “At 8am a raid was executed. We issued a total of seven search warrants for premises for which we suspect were used to manufacture, store and distribute prohibited substances.''
Katsounotos said that simultaneous operations were launched in Germany, Austria, The Netherlands, France, Spain, Ireland and the US. According to Katsounotos the operation was coordinated by the German police.
Katsounotos said that in six of the premises no illegal substances were found. However in one, believed to be inside Kronos Commercial Centre in Latsia, Nicosia, large quantities of raw materials were found which could be used to manufacture prohibited drugs, namely anabolic steroids.
Katsounotos said: “All the materials and documentation found on the premises have been confiscated and sent to be analysed by the state laboratory.”
He said that from documents confiscated it appeared that the alleged steroids were exported abroad. However he could not rule out the possibility that some were released into the Cypriot market, he said. “We need to carry out further investigations” Katsounotos added.
Responding to questions as to whether any arrests had been made, Katsounotos said: “The manager of the laboratory is out of the country, he is wanted for questioning. As soon as he gets back we will speak to him. We are still in the initial stages of our investigation.”
this was a germany raid?
Isnt this site in the US?
Just to be selfish, I'd like to know what's going on here...
What are the great old feds doing in our nation? saving us from ourselves....
Any new busts? I've heard of nothing. ....which is truly amazing, because customers like to tell me what's going on. I guess this means there are no steroid busts in the US recently.
On a shitty note, I heard of an old case where an unrelated company was threatened...they were basically told "pick a side" ...meaning either butt out or be stroyed, and the guy ended up killing himself.
I doubt the fed that showed up at this guys residence loses a minute of sleep and that is criminal. The guy did nothing wrong and he had small children.
Way to go big gov't.....
man if these fucking assholes would just make it legal to buy human grade steroids and by that I mean ones that were made for humans in the first place, test, deca, primo, winni, anavar, dbol. Put their tax on it so they dont miss out because lets face it thats why they are onto these manufactures of gear and busting them, then gear would be legal they could control it and still get their dirty little hands on the tax they put on it.
They let hard drugs slide and assholes like pedo's and rapists walk because there is not enough on them, even though they have got thousands of child pics or if the rapist has dna all over his person and belonging's yet if you are found with lets say 5 vials and 100 tabs of dbol you will be dragged over the hot coals and slammed into jail and or fined thousands of dollars because..........BECAUSE! you have 5 vials and 100 tabs they will say you are a dealer when it is just for your own use!
These mother fuckers needed to pull their head out of their asses and start doing real work that the whole community is paying for, I am sure that we would all rather a few people on our block walking around using gear than sick fucks like pedo's.
When will they get their shit in order and stop chasing the "easy fish".
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