Florida law enforcement officials are clearly concerned about the middle-aged European men on hormone replacement therapy. A 45-year old German national flying into the anabolic steroids in his luggage.was arrested on June 23, 2009 after federal agents discovered a therapeutic dosage of
A United States Customs and Border Protection agent searched Francesco Gigliotti, of Cologne Germany, upon his arrival at the Florida airport. Lee County Port Authority reported that the customs agent discovered a single 2-mL vial of nandrolone decanoate and a 250-mg/ml ampoule of testosterone enanthate along with syringes and needles for two injections in his bag (“ ,” June 24).
The small dosage of androgens for a middle-aged man traveling overseas from the European Union was clearly consistent with therapeutic use. U.S. Customs officials and Fort Lee County law enforcement are taking the threat of middle-aged men on hormone therapy flying into the United States from Europe very seriously.
Francesco Gigliotti faces five steroid-related FELONY charges including two counts of “Smuggling of Steroids and Testosterone,” two counts of “Possession of Steroids and Testosterone” and one count of “Possession of Drug Paraphernalia”. Gigliotti was arrested and thrown in the Lee County jail where he remained detained for at least 24 hours.