As too many youngsters are abusing drug in the U.S., the global underground steroid market is thriving. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) had always been suspecting the operation of clandestine drug labs in the U.S. producing performance-enhancing drugs. The DEA said many of the drugs seized were bought from Chinese chemical manufacturing companies and then converted in secret labs into forms of steroids to be sold on the US black market.
Operation Cyber Juice focused on drugs obtained over the internet from China by secret laboratories. The US agents have arrested more than 90 people and shut down 16 underground labs making illegal steroids and other drugs. Federal agents also confiscated 1,300 lbs of steroid powder, 2100 gallons of liquid and more than $2m in cash. In Arizona, four so-called steroid conversion labs were shut down, and the authorities seized 150,000 doses of the finished products.
The Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) announced that they had seized hundreds of kilos and thousands of litres of chemicals in 20 states over five months.
DEA spokesman Chuck Rosenberg said the operation that began in April exposed the lies of global drug peddlers and ended with nine arrests on Tuesday.