Contrary to earlier reports, no DNA samples were taken in the search of Jan Ullrich's house in Scherzigen, Switzerland, this week. Chief Swiss investigator Herbert Amman said "That was a hoax." Since Ullrich was not at home at the time, no sample could be taken, he pointed out. The searchers had the right to take a saliva test, but it was not carried out due to Ullrich's absence. Amman conducted the search with the help of German investigators.
Ullrich "has in the meantime appeared and has been oriented over the search," according to Amman. In fact, Ullrich got in touch with the investigators on the day of the search. Amman did not comment as to whether or not Ullrich had given a voluntary DNA sample.
Cyclingnews' recent coverage of 'Operación Puerto'
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April 1, 2009 - Valverde: Italy requests two-year suspension
March 13, 2009 - Le Monde newspaper hit with fine over Puerto allegations
March 2, 2009 - WADA president Fahey asks for Puerto evidence
February 24, 2009 - Spanish federation seeks access to Puerto blood bags
February 20, 2009 - CONI considers Valverde case while UCI awaits verdict
February 19, 2009 - Valverde under criminal investigation
February 11, 2009 - Valverde summonsed for Operación Puerto in Italy
February 8, 2009 - Eight charged in Operación Puerto