a traffic of doping products dismantled in the middle of amateur cycling

Growth hormones, EPO, anabolic steroids, amphetamines…not to mention syringes and vials. The searches carried out on April 19 by the gendarmes in the Hautes-Pyrénées, Haute-Garonne and Gironde confirmed the suspicions about the existence of a “significant” traffic of doping products in the middle of amateur cycling in the South-West.

The investigation by the gendarmes of the Tarbes company lasted more than a year. It ended with a dragnet resulting in five arrests. Several of them were indicted and one was even placed in pre-trial detention, indicates the Hautes-Pyrénées gendarmerie on its Facebook page.

Some 10,500 euros in cash were seized from the homes of the suspects, but the investigation also showed that they were using cryptocurrency.

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