Doping in gyms, 4 arrests in Palermo: "Turnover of about 300 thousand euros per year"
The Carabinieri of the N.A.S. have notified to Palermo four pre-trial detention orders under house arrest for as many people held responsible, for various reasons, for criminal association aimed at receiving and trading biologically or pharmacologically active substances, in order to alter the competitive performance of athletes gravitating in the world of bodybuilding and gyms.
House searches 21 other people were executed, 16 of whom were also investigated, for various reasons, for the same crimes. Six of them are believed to be responsible for abusive exercise of the healthcare profession, as they dispensed medical therapies and nutritional plans, also administering drugs to treat the side effects caused by doping substances.
“They were constantly selling doping substances. Emphasis should be placed on protecting the health of citizens. Some drugs were even substances used for horses, with a dosage higher than that expected …
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