Performance-enhancing drugs seized by police in the Hague on Oct. 16, 2014 (photo: Politie) - Credit: Steroids seized by police in the Hague on Oct. 16, 2014 (photo: Politie)
Wednesday, 22 October 2014 - 17:05
Den Haag latest city in int'l steroid crackdown
Police in the Hague arrest a 28-year-old resident suspected of trafficking large amounts of anabolic steroids. Officers from the Office of Regional Criminal Investigations were acting on a tip from counterparts in the United States when they made the arrest at the man’s home, police say. The probe then took officers to a property on Plesmanweg in the Hague, where a search turned up 12,500 euros in cash, and a sizable quantity of prescription drugs. Police also seized hypodermic needles and other drug paraphernalia. “The investigation is ongoing,” police say. “The medicine found poses a serious threat to public health.” Police brought the Hague-based suspect in for questioning after the October 16 sting, and he stood before a magistrate’s court on Monday. The court ordered the suspect held in custody while the investigation continues. His name has not been released. Dutch police have also not identified the law enforcement office in the U.S. that alerted them to the crime. There were 14 arrests connected to an anabolic steroid ring in Pennsylvania earlier this month, and a high school football coach in New Jersey was also busted for peddling performance enhancing drugs. A nine million dollar drug and steroid seizure in Edmonton, Alberta also made Canadian news a few weeks ago.