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Massive doping bust in Spain

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Cycling News
Published:
June 03, 2005, 1:00 BST,
Updated:
April 20, 2009, 23:57 BST
Edition:
First Edition Cycling News for June 3, 2005

Spanish police have uncovered a large scale doping operation in Catalonia, in the north of the...

Spanish police have uncovered a large scale doping operation in Catalonia, in the north of the country, arresting 70 people and seizing millions of doses of illegal performance enhancing drugs and €200,000 in cash. According to an AFP report, quoting the Spanish Ministry of Internal Affairs, six laboratories that were illegally manufacturing and distributing anabolic steroids, hormones, and EPO, were busted. In addition to the labs, police also searched garages, basements and houses, where the products were packaged for distribution. The drugs were intended for sale in schools, sporting clubs, specialist stores and Internet sites.

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