Thread: International Bust!!!!
02-02-2005, 08:56 AM #1
This was posted by BigDrake over at OLM...Be SAFE everyone!!
Madison Agents Bust Alleged International Steroid Ring
Steroids Easy To Find For Sale Online
POSTED: 10:43 pm CST January 31, 2005
UPDATED: 11:20 pm CST January 31, 2005
MADISON, Wis. -- After federal drug agents based in Madison infiltrated a major international steroid operation, an alleged key player was charged in federal court in Madison Monday.
Senior athletic trainer at the UW's Sports Medicine Clinic, Dr. Tim McGuine, told News 3 this case should be on the radar of all parents, coaches, and school administrators. Children can find steroids easily on the Internet just by typing the word in Google, News 3 reported.
"The Web sites are not going to tell you about the bad things that can happen with steroids or supplements," McGuire said. "They're going to just say what wonderful things they can do, so it's like anything else, it's a buyer beware situation for parents and kids."
U.S. Attorney for Wisconsin's Western District, J.B. Van Hollen, said anyone buying steroids online will now think twice after the long arm of the law travelled to Thailand to arrest someone they believe was a key player on the other side of the Web.
"We're certainly hoping it has a deterrent effect," Van Hollen said. "Once again, it's unfortunate we've got some of the youth in our society thinking steroids are a good thing to use to help their physical brawns, and we definitely want to send the message that this is troublesome, not only is is not good for your health, but it's illegal."
Spartak Todorov, who was charged with five counts in Madison's federal court house Monday, probably had no inkling agents from Wisconsin would travel half way around the world to nab him in Thailand.
Kenneth Chen has has also been charged in Madison, but agents told News 3 there is no way they can get in to China to arrest him.
According to a federal affidavit, Todorov would work with a co-conspirator in China.
The drugs would be flown from Shanghai to New York City. Large amounts were then being shipped to a consumer in La Crosse, who would sell them in Texas, Washington and other parts of the country.
Agents said some of the money would then be sent to a position in Pretoria, South Africa. It's all part of our global economy -- available right now in your study, basement, or whereever your home computer sits, News 3 reported.
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02-02-2005, 09:05 AM #2
How is it that wisconsin cops have jurisdiction in thailand?
02-02-2005, 09:06 AM #3Originally Posted by symatech
02-02-2005, 09:07 AM #4
interesting. thanks for posting this
02-02-2005, 09:07 AM #5Originally Posted by symatech
02-02-2005, 09:13 AM #6Originally Posted by mass junkie
02-03-2005, 04:56 AM #7
This just leaves a power vacum...he is gone, another outfit will step up and fill the need at higher prices..
02-03-2005, 06:50 AM #8
02-03-2005, 06:44 PM #9
It is endless fight. Adults should have rights to do everything with there own bodies. My body - my business.
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