Illegal workout substances users found in CQ: police

ROCKHAMPTON CIB officer-in-charge Detective Senior Sergeant Scott Moon has uncovered his fair share of illegal substances during his time in Central Queensland, including steroids.

Det Snr Sgt Moon said although the use of steroids was not a huge problem in the region, users of the drug had been found.

"We've certainly uncovered steroids in CQ while executing search warrants in residences and routine police checks," Det Snr Sgt Moon said.

"Those people were charged with drug possession as the possession of steroids falls under the Dangerous Drugs Act and offenders will be prosecuted if they are found in possession of this type of drug."

Queensland reportedly has the highest rate of arrests for steroids.

According to the latest Australian Crime Commission's Illicit Drug Data Report, Queensland had the highest proportion of national steroid arrests, accounting for 57.8% in 2013-14 with 541 arrests.

The report also indicated Queensland reported the greatest increase in seizure numbers, up from 57 in 2012-13 to 102 in 2013-14.

The Sunshine State also recorded the largest border detection of steroids with 30L of liquid testosterone contained in one-litre bottles falsely described as argan oil, which arrived in Brisbane from China.

Brisbane also detected the second largest detection in 2013-2014 where 20,450 Dianabol tablets were located in a passenger's baggage on a flight from Fiji.



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