Moscow Region bodybuilding champion detained for steroid sale

Moscow Region bodybuilding champion detained for steroid sale
Denis Filippov

The potent drugs are not allowed for free sale.

Denis Filippov, 29, a multiple winner of bodybuilding competitions, has been detained on suspicion of selling potent drugs banned for free sale - anabolic steroids. The steroids were found during a search in the athlete’s apartment - a criminal case was filed by the ICR for the North-Eastern Administrative District of the Central Investigative Directorate of the Investigative Committee of the Russian Federation in Moscow, said Moskovsky Komsomolets.

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According to the Ministry of Internal Affairs, Filippov got a transfer of 18 thousand rubles for the drugs to a bank card, REN-TV said. Steroids are popular among professional bodybuilders as well as amateurs. They are used to accelerate muscle growth.

Filippov won regional competitions repeatedly and became the vice-champion of Moscow and the champion of the Moscow region. In addition to personal performances, he coaches others.

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