Customs detains smuggler of Sk500,000 of Thai steroids

Slovak customs officers found more than 60,000 pills of anabolic steroids during a random check of Peter B. of Bratislava at the M. R. Štefánik Airport in Bratislava on March 20.

The 34-year-old had just arrived on a flight from Thailand with a stopover in Prague, spokeswoman of the Customs Directorate Andrea Zemanová said at a news conference on March 21.

The value of the anabolic steroids would exceed Sk500,000 on the black market. The contraband is to be confiscated and the smuggler now faces a fine of up to Sk100,000.

The possession and use of anabolic steroids, which are classified as medication, is not a criminal offence for people over 18 years. Peter B. will be punished only for trying to dodge customs fees. He significantly exceeded the import limit for such goods, which is set to a value of €175 per person.

Compiled by Zuzana Vilikovská from press reports
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