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Imports of Steroids and Other Controlled Drugs

Thursday, 29 May 2014

The Customs and Excise Division would remind the public that where the law permits the personal import of anabolic steroids or other medicines controlled as Class C drugs under the Misuse of Drugs Act, persons may only import them if they bring them into the country in person.  They may not import them by post, courier services or in freight; nor can they be obtained and imported by someone else.

The importation of such Class C drugs without an import licence by post, courier services, in freight or by another person would be illegal and render the person(s) involved liable to prosecution.

Furthermore, where a person is making such a personal import, Customs and Excise would have to be satisfied that they are for that person’s own personal use, and that the quantity involved is only that required for use by that person for a short period.  The importation and possession of large quantities would be taken to indicate intent to supply.

For more information, or if you have any queries, please contact Customs and Excise.

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