Five men in the United Kingdom were convicted last week of running a £65 million (~$84 million U.S. Dollar) steroid distribution operation in Europe.
Per BBC News, Danish national Jacob Sporon-Fiedler was running a pharmaceutical company supplying steroids to Europeans. BBC reports that Sporon-Fiedler’s ring imported four tons of steroids to Europe each month, selling them to bodybuilders, gym users and perhaps even professional athletes, according to the BBC report. The 38-year-old Sporon-Fiedler admitted to conspiring to import steroids, and was sentenced to five years and four months in jail.
His operation also included former bodybuilding champion Nathan Selcon, a 45-year-old who was sentenced to six years in prison after he was found guilty of conspiring to manufacture steroids.
Also convicted in the operation were three more men. Gurjaipal Dhillon was sentenced to five years in jail. He “arranged dozens of unlicensed steroid shipments from India to Europe,” according to the BBC. Mohammed Afzal helped to set up a lab that manufactured steroids, and was sentenced to two years in prison. Alexander Macgregor was also found guilty of conspiring to manufacture steroids. The 50-year-old will be sentenced later, due to an illness.