Steroid abuse is skyrocketingAccording to Customs figures, the amount of steroids being smuggled into Australia at airports and through the postal system has more than doubled in the past five years.

In the year to July 2010, customs made 2695 seizures of steroids and growth hormone that highlighted a 155 per cent increase on the 1054 seizures made in 2004-05.

“The majority of performance-enhancing drugs are detected at the international mail gateways and are generally from internet sites located in overseas jurisdictions which do not exercise the same controls as Australia,” a Customs spokesperson said.