The dismantled organization was "multi-crime" by combining drug trafficking with the manufacture, storage and distribution of illegal medicines through cells distributed throughout Spain, in addition to preparing "potions" or "combos" mixing illegal drugs for direct injection.
The operation has been carried out in permanent contact with the AEPSAD (Agencia Española de Protección de la Salud en el Deporte) who has provided vital information and advice for the successful completion of the investigation.
In total, 21 people have been arrested and 20 searches have been carried out in homes and business premises in Ciudad Real (6), Cádiz (6), Almería (2), Castellón (2) and Málaga (4).
Three million doses of the finished product, cardboard for the preparation of the products, vials, caps, more than 65 kilograms of active ingredient for the manufacture of 38 million doses of different products, test tubes, laboratory material, a kilo of ecstasy and a weapon have been intervened.
The production capacity was close to 1,000 kilos a year. They had 30 different types of products and had two brands of their own.
The group leader and his partner had a garage and an apartment in Valdepeñas (Ciudad Real) where they manufactured and stored all the drugs. In the garage the tablets were made without any sanitary measure and they had a pill-making machine that had been modified so that it could produce more pills due to the high demand they had. On the floor they packed the tablets and made the appropriate mixtures to prepare peptides and other injectables.
The organization's main distribution points the illegal drugs were located in Castellón, Málaga, Almería and La Línea de la Concepción (Cádiz). The drugs were distributed by legal businesses such as nutrition stores or gyms.
The mother of the owner of one of the gyms in La Línea de la Concepción, who claimed to be a retired physician-practitioner, collaborated with them and was in charge of making "potions" or "combos" of drugs, both anabolic and other substances, to be injected.
They had a clientele network that ranged from users derived from gyms interested in injecting hormones or anabolic products, as well as other types of users who came for aesthetic or for pain treatment.
They also had nutrition stores in Málaga, Almeria and Castellón, which were used as a platform to promotion and to get in contact with potential clients.