Police swoop on Costa del Sol steroids stash

DANGER DRUGS: The suspect used the cover of his business to carry out his illicit trade. Photo Credit: Shutterstock

OFFICERS of the National Police have arrested a man in Torremolinos for allegedly trading in illegal sports supplements.

The 30-year-old Spaniard is the owner of a sports nutrition store in the town, but police found several boxes and containers of pills and other illegal drugs in the trunk of his car.

During a later raid of the detainee’s house in Mijas, officers found more than 52,000 doses of anabolic steroids, hormones, fat burners and other illegal supplements.

The banned substances are used to enhance sporting and bodybuilding performance, while police also confiscated €7,839 in cash from the property.

Evidence suggests that the suspect, who hails from Malaga, obtained the medicines from Eastern Europe, China, India and online, before distributing them on the black market.

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