Concealed within various food and cleaning consumables ABF officers detected steroids arriving via several different postal gateway facilities. They executed multiple warrants at a number of Western Australian properties in the Byford, Baldivis and the Darch regions.
These raids resulted in the seizure of anabolic and androgenic substances and a significant amount of equipment related to the manufacture and sale of the steroids, including $13,600 in cash, scales, vials, micro-filters and steroid labels.
Acting Commander Operations West Shaun Senior said:
“The ABF takes the importation of prohibited drugs seriously and will pursue legal action to ensure offenders face the full force of the law.
Performance and image enhancing drugs, such as steroids, are regulated in Australia for very good reasons as they can have serious health impacts for users.
Criminals who attempt to import these types of substances should understand, no matter where or how you hide it, the ABF will detect the concealment and bring you to justice.”
A 38yr old WA man was sentenced to four years imprisonment over eleven separate imports of anabolic and androgenic steroids. He pleaded guilty on all seven counts.