Posted by Anthony Roberts on December 22, 2010
Axio Labs and GenXXL arrests: “one file that is not finished”
French law enforcement officials were recently quoted as saying that they will not comment fully on the recent busts in Marseilles, because there is “a file that is not finished.” In other words, they’re still chasing someone. I wonder what’s in that file?
In addition, I have personally contacted public relations people (flacks) from both the DEA as well as the FDA, asking for a comment, and haven’t received a call back from either organization. With both the Cyprus media as well as the French media both claiming United States involvement in these busts, it’s incredibly odd that there has been no official statement made by an American agencies.
I think most people familiar with this situation, will be placing heavy odds on this “unfinished file” being none other than the infamous Brian Wainstein, the man behind Axio Labs, GenXXL, and Syntrop, as well as being the front runner for the coveted title of “biggest steroid dealer in the world” – unfortunately, as his business involves a large amount of money laundering (par for the course), we’ll never actually know.
GenXXL and Axio Labs press releases have been going strong throughout this bust, and have continuously been released day after day, so it’s unclear exactly whom the authorities have in custody, and to what extent this will damage the underground lab and its related businesses. However, it should be noted that none of their websites have come back online, and I haven’t heard about anybody receiving any shipments since all of this went down.
Forum reps are sending out PMs and emails to the effect that pre-bust orders will be honored and will be received shortly. If it were me, I would be hesitant to accept a shipment from a busted steroid dealer, especially when their client database is now in the hands of law enforcement officials.
Again, it should be noted that law enforcement’s efforts to dismantle this company have failed numerous times, and with multiple busts and arrests. In fact, even while the owner of the company was in prison, it continued to expand and grow. So while there is no doubt that there have been numerous GenXXL & Axio Labs stooges arrested, it remains unclear whether this “one unfinished file” will amount to anything.
(please excuse the poor English, this was copy/pasted from a foreign website)
A dozen people were arrested during the week in the Marseilles region, as part of an international investigation into the trafficking of anabolic with branches in Europe and the United States, said on Saturday in a source familiar with the matter.
Three people were indicted and two of them, two men aged 20 and 50, were jailed, the newspaper Provence dated Saturday.
Contacted by AFP, the prosecutor of Marseilles has refused so far to comment on the case, citing “a file that is not finished.”
The international survey covers a network of trafficking of doping substances with branches in ten European countries and the United States, according to the source familiar with the matter.
The traffic was via internet all over France, it was added the same source.
Doping products were manufactured in such a clandestine laboratory in Cyprus before being sold in Europe and the United States with 10,000 customers in France and 200,000 in Europe, according to Provence.
According to the Cypriot daily Cyprus Mail, three men suspected of having manufactured, stored and distributed banned substances, were arrested Dec. 7 in Cyprus. One is a Cypriot taxi driver of 43 years, while the other two are Palestinians.
Large quantities of products that can be used to manufacture anabolic steroids were found in a laboratory located in Nicosia and belonging to the taxi driver, the newspaper said.
According to the Cyprus Mail, two Israelis were also involved. According to the two Palestinians, one Israeli was every two or three weeks in Cyprus to prepare the formula for the manufacture of steroids.
A source close to the case in France, the survey is coordinated by Eurojust, the EU agency responsible for judicial cooperation within the EU.