Thread: Customs and Steroids
06-16-2004, 05:44 PM #1
Customs and Steroids
People are looking for everything on the Internet these days, from Beanie Babies to books and compact discs and even a bigger, stronger body.
Federal and state agents intercepted nine packages of anabolic steroids within the past month at the airport post office. The muscle-building drugs were all ordered by Oahu residents through the Internet.
Three arrests have been made, including a 24-year-old Navy corpsman arrested Tuesday at Aliamanu military housing. He was booked on possession of drug paraphernalia and three counts of first-degree promotion of a harmful drug.
U.S. Customs inspectors recovered a parcel from Thailand on May 20 addressed to the sailor and containing 300 tablets of steroids. The package was then delivered to the sailor's home by state and federal agents on Tuesday. About 200 additional pills and 20 liquid injections of steroids were recovered in his bedroom, police said.
"Once those drugs cross over our borders, they are controlled drugs," said Ed Howard, supervisory agent for the Narcotics Enforcement Division of the state Department of Public Safety. "When it comes in and we can tie you to it, we will vigorously pursue an investigation and prosecution."
A task force has been created with U.S. Customs, U.S. Postal inspectors and the state Department of Public Safety to crack down on incoming deliveries and orders.
The steroids are coming from countries such as Japan, Korea, South Africa, Thailand and Canada. A package was recovered yesterday from Paraguay, Howard said. In those countries, it is readily available. And in some, steroids can be purchased over the counter.
Officials believe the senders and Web site owners are drug dealers, not legitimate businesses. U.S. Customs is also working to crack down on those dealers.
Agents have identified a dozen Web sites that sell steroids.
Steroids can be purchased on the Internet for about $1 a pill. The pills have a street value in the United States of about $7 each.
Howard emphasized that buying steroids or any kind of controlled substances on the Internet is dangerous.
"It's a crap shoot," Howard said. "It's a real gamble."
At least two of the men busted for buying steroids, including a registered nurse, said they didn't know it was illegal to make the purchase.
"If you don't know it's illegal, why not see your doctor and get a prescription?" Howard said. "The bottom line is do not order controlled substances, such as anabolic steroids , on the Internet."
06-16-2004, 05:50 PM #2
scary, glad I don't order from a .com
06-16-2004, 05:58 PM #3
The fact that one country's name isn't on that list makes me very happy.
06-16-2004, 05:59 PM #4Originally Posted by SV-1
06-16-2004, 06:01 PM #5
06-16-2004, 06:03 PM #6Originally Posted by Lozgod
06-16-2004, 09:38 PM #7
i like BA myself
06-16-2004, 10:07 PM #8Originally Posted by dirtybrit55
06-16-2004, 10:33 PM #9Originally Posted by Lozgod
06-16-2004, 10:37 PM #10
That is exactly why you don't order from Overseas.....The Number one reason is cause customs has access to your package....
I'd rather pay more in the Gym than risk customs coming to my house...
06-16-2004, 10:37 PM #11Originally Posted by dirtybrit55
06-16-2004, 10:39 PM #12Originally Posted by palequail
06-16-2004, 10:39 PM #13
06-16-2004, 10:42 PM #14Originally Posted by palequail
06-16-2004, 10:43 PM #15Originally Posted by dirtybrit55
06-16-2004, 10:45 PM #16Originally Posted by dirtybrit55
I ordered from .coms back in the day with great success.
06-16-2004, 10:46 PM #17
its ok guys, we all lose everynow and then, today was just your time......i got two vascular cookies if you want them?
06-16-2004, 10:47 PM #18
but yeh, i know one or two legit (for now) websites where the order will actually get through. Rather use other sources though.
06-16-2004, 10:48 PM #19
I understand you think that you aren't ordering much...but Customs dosen't care if the package is going to a Military base or a Home.....they just open the thing up and check it out...If anything I'd think the military guy would be safer than a civilian..
Eastcoast: as for gym sources if I ever needed a source from the gym I could easily have one, since I have a lot of friends in there...but the great thing about my life is I don't need one and never will...Mexico is a stones throw away...LOL>>>
06-16-2004, 11:01 PM #20Junior Member
Originally Posted by ECoastVIP
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Anyway, years ago, when I had trouble making it to the gym on a regular basis, a friend of mine told me to begin BSing with the guys and get to know them. That way I would have someone to look forward to seeing each morning. That's what I've done ever since. I work out with some serious guys and my routines are done intensely as well, but even the most serious want to shoot the sh*t when they're not in the middle of a set. The subject may or may not come up... but a lot of other fun, serious, silly stuff does.
Also, when I was much, much younger I used to sell dope So I may still have something about me that makes people comfortable enough to confide that type of stuff.
06-16-2004, 11:59 PM #21Originally Posted by RollPlayer
06-17-2004, 12:12 AM #22
domestic, domestic, domestic, enough said.
06-17-2004, 12:13 AM #23Originally Posted by bubbathegut
06-17-2004, 12:15 AM #24Originally Posted by OverDrive
06-17-2004, 12:27 AM #25
I dont know man ... I've ordered from him many times until that happened. A buddy of mine got his gear seized but uses a fake name every time .. he hasn't had any probs, in fact the source always resends which is good.
06-17-2004, 12:54 AM #26
$7 per pill???
They must be talkin bout that magic pill that makes your penis grow like 3"
Who the hell is paying $7 per pill even with gym prices? The Feds are insane pricks...
Originally Posted by Lozgod
06-17-2004, 12:55 AM #27
Especially now more then ever before... domestic is the only way to go...
Originally Posted by FREAKZILLLA
06-17-2004, 10:56 AM #28
Domestic or .COM either way u still can get KNOCKED better have ur commersary money ready n forthose who have never been to jail therez a first timefor everything
yeah yeah yeah n thatz wassup
06-17-2004, 11:52 AM #29Originally Posted by NoSiNJeCTiON
Unless your domestic source is a complete dumb **** you are fine.
06-17-2004, 12:22 PM #30
so is there anyway you can get busted if you order domestic?
06-17-2004, 12:27 PM #31Originally Posted by chevyboyzcry
06-17-2004, 12:28 PM #32Originally Posted by chevyboyzcry
06-17-2004, 12:37 PM #33Banned
Originally Posted by Lozgod
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- Dec 2003
It would be very difficult for the feds to charge you with receiving something 'bad' in the mail, as anyone could be in that circumstance. However, if they search your residence and find similiar illegal items you've made their life very easy!
Furthermore, the two other individuals in this article apparently 'admitted' to receiving the produce, but went on to say 'they didn't know it was illegal." WHOA!
The moral of this story:
1: Never admit to anything, keep your mouth shut
2: Don't accept a package with a 'dirty' house
06-17-2004, 01:11 PM #34
06-17-2004, 03:26 PM #35
06-18-2004, 10:22 AM #36Anabolic Member
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Supposedly Bush has ordered the FDA and customs to stop issuing "Shame on you" letters letting you know they confiscated your stuff and go more actively at prosecuting everyone that orders known to be illegal drugs from overseas. Its different if you are ordering from Canada or elsewhere, drugs you've been prescribed, but they want to change it so that ordering steroids via mail is treated as harshly as trying to order marijuana from Holland.
They are also cracking down on web sites that have been selling physcodelic mushrooms via the internet and also dried skins of San Juan cactus (which contains hallucinagenic mescaline like peyote cactus has, except San Juan cactus isnt illegal like peyote). There are also other places that use congress's special exemption for hemp seeds to crack down on people order super ultra premium marijuana seeds from Canada and Holland. The US Law says the seeds must be microwaved or irradiated to death, since the seeds contain no drug value, hemp seeds are considered to be the most nutricious seeds you can feed birds.
06-18-2004, 10:33 AM #37
would customs be more lax if it is an outgoing package leaving the U.S. if they suspected it to be steorid would they still seize it if it was leaving the states for another country?
06-18-2004, 10:37 AM #38
call up customs and ask them (he hee).
06-18-2004, 10:40 AM #39Originally Posted by FREAKZILLLA
good idea will do
06-18-2004, 03:12 PM #40Originally Posted by Spoon
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