Illegal steroids worth €2m seized in Donegal

One person has been arrested

Illegal steroids worth €2m seized in Donegal

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Over 60,000 vials labelled as containing anabolic steroids were detained this morning at a number of locations in Co Donegal.

The joint operation was carried out by An Garda Síochána, Revenue and the Health Products Regulatory Authority (HPRA). The operation was supported by Revenue’s detector dog.

Other medicines, including human growth hormone and products indicated for erectile dysfunction, were also detained. The total value of illegal medicines detained is estimated to be in excess of €2 million.

In addition, a car was seized, for breach of Vehicle Registration Tax (VRT) regulations, along with a substantial amount of cash. One person has been arrested.

Evidence of an illegal medicines manufacturing operation was also found.

Other searches were carried out in Northern Ireland by the Police Service of Northern Ireland.

The investigation is continuing.