The doping scandal in Austria appears to be blowing up. Police now are pursuing the source of the illicit drugs.
It was announced that some of those arrests dated back to February. No names have been revealed, but investigators of the "SoKo Doping" special group said those people were from the provinces of Upper Austria, Lower Austria, Carinthia and Vienna. Doping substances worth 200,000 Euros have been secured in house raids.
Vienna prosecution spokesman Gerald Jarosch revealed one of the suspects was Slovak Alexander N., 39, who is regarded as a member of criminal circles in the bordering country. Another person put under arrest was "Austrian businessman Gerhard D., 51 years old," Jarosch added.
Jarosch said: "We may have demolished a criminal structure of dealers and consumers – from production to supply. Some of the suspects were active in the fitness and bodybuilding community."
The individuals are suspected of having breached Austrian anti-doping law by doing business with doping substances.
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