Australian supplement store gets controlled delivery of Chinese steroids.

An alleged nominee of the Rebels Outlaw Motorcycle Gang has been charged with the importation and possession of steroids following a co-operative operation by Customs and Border Protection and the Gang’s Squad’s Strike Force Raptor.

Earlier this week, Customs and Border Protection intercepted a package from China through international mail containing 50 packets of anabolic steroids. Each packet contained 50 capsules of the prescribed restricted substance.

With the package destined for Sydney’s south, the NSW Police Force was notified and Strike Force Raptor officers replaced the contents with an inert substance.

Yesterday afternoon (Wednesday 26 October 2011), the package was delivered to a supplement store in Croydon Street, Cronulla, with officers from Strike Force Raptor raiding the premises a short time later.

A 26-year-old man alleged to be a Rebels nominee was arrested at the store, and a further small amount of steroids was seized.

A subsequent search warrant on a home at Lynch Avenue, Caringbah, resulted in a small amount of steroids and other items being seized

The 26-year-old man was taken to Miranda Police Station and charged with importing a prohibited import and possessing a prescribed restricted substance. He was granted bail to appear at Sutherland Local Court on 17 November 2011.

Inquiries into a second resident who was not home at the time of the warrant are continuing.

Strike Force Raptor was established by the State Crime Command’s Gangs Squad in 2009 and is a proactive, high-impact operation targeting outlaw motorcycle gangs and their alleged associated criminal enterprises.

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