24 Jan 2013

Spanish police bust drugs-making ring

10:28 am on 24 January 2013

In the week of Lance Armstrong's drug-taking confession Spanish police have arrested a former professional cyclist and three others after a raid on a drug-making laboratory in southeastern Spain.

300,000 doses of doping products were seized, along with a facility for processing blood plasma, and other equipment.

The raid followed a nine-month investigation during which Spanish police were tipped off by their Swedish counterparts that illegal substances had been sent from Sweden to Spain.

Monday sees the opening of a trial in Madrid surrounding a major Spanish sports doping scandal known as the Puerto affair.