Czech Police Arrest Counterfeit Drugs Gang

Aug 30 2011 - 16:04

The Czech police have recently arrested 11 people suspected of manufacturing and distributing counterfeit anabolic steroids and other drugs.

The police said eight Czechs and three Slovaks were arrested following a surveillance operation of the illegal drug-manufacturing facility in the Zlín region, eastern Czech Republic, where hundreds of thousands of tablets, including 24 kilograms of an anti-impotence drug similar to Viagra, were found.

The criminal group, consisting of former athletes, bodybuilders, fitness trainers and competition organizers, sold the tablets not only to athletes but also to people suffering from various illnesses and erectile dysfunction. The police believe the drugs were distributed throughout the EU.

If found guilty, the suspects could face between five and 12 years in prison.

For more information, please contact Jelena Jankovic at our Balkan Regional Office.

Source: Czech Position online news portal

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