Steroid smuggling intercepted in UK airportParvez Atta, a resident of Darnall, eastern Sheffield was found guilty of importing illegal steroids into the UK.

Atta arrived at Heathrow Airport’s Terminal 3 from Karachi, Pakistan. He was caught by customs officers during a search of his bags. He initially told custom officers that he has nothing to declare, however, when he was told that his bags would be searched, he retracted his declaration and admitted to

A total of 14,000 vials were found in his possession containing 35 kilograms of testosterone. Estimated street value totaled £40,000.

According to Parvez’ official statement in the Isleworth Crown Court, he had bought the substance from a man in Pakistan for only £6,000.

He claimed that he did not know that the substance was banned. He was planning to sell the vials in South Yorkshire for a few hundred pounds profit.

According to UK Drug Classification, steroid is a banned Class C drug and Atta will be receiving his sentence next month.

Hardeep Mohan, a custom officer said that the drug was found in ampoules, a small sealed vial used to contain a sample, usually a liquid. Modern ampoules may be in plastic form or made of glass. They are most commonly used to protect chemicals from air and contaminants.

According to The Star:

A SHEFFIELD man has been found guilty of smuggling thousands of pounds’ worth of illegal steroids into the UK.

Parvez Atta, aged 37, of Main Road, Darnall, was found guilty of trying to smuggle the drugs into Britain in two holdalls.