Two arrested in largest doping bust ever

March 13th, 2015

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Police have arrested two men in connection with the production and distribution of anabolic steroids following a series of raids at several locations in Zealand yesterday. The accused face up to six years in prison each.

More than one tonne of steroids was seized – the largest amount in history in a single police action.

“We have found so much that we can not possibly add it all up at this moment,” Steffen Thaaning Steffensen, the head of the Copenhagen Police's organised crime task force, told Politiken.

“It is obviously the largest organised doping crime in Danish history.”

New laws help cops make bust
The 40-year-old man and the 25-year-old man were arrested as cops raided at least eight different locations in Zealand yesterday.  They are scheduled for hearings sometime today.

READ MORE: Denmark a hotbed of steroid use

The case was developed as a direct result of parliamentary action that raised the maximum penalties in doping cases from two to six years and allowed police to use wiretaps to investigate doping cases. According to Steffensen, the suspects have engaged in illegal transactions in both open and closed forums on the internet.


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