Illegal anabolic steroids site uncovered in Donegal

News Category: Regulatory news

Date: 30/11/2017

The Health Products Regulatory Authority (HPRA) today states it has detained medicines and equipment at what is believed to be an illegal anabolic steroid manufacturing site near Letterkenny, Co. Donegal. Over 1,000 capsules of illegal products, believed to contain anabolic steroids, have been detained as part of the operation. In addition, unidentified powders, medicine labels and manufacturing equipment, including measuring devices, glass vials for injections and a tablet press have been detained from the premises.

The operation, carried out today, involved HPRA Enforcement Officers working closely with An Garda Síochána and Revenue Customs.

The HPRA continues to advise the general public to never purchase prescription medicines from unauthorised sources, as there is no guarantee as to their safety, quality or efficacy.

This investigation is ongoing.



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