Powerful new-generation, performance-enhancing drugs are entering the country largely unchecked, a Herald investigation has found.
Substances such as growth hormone peptides - the use of which is reportedly rife in Australian sport - can be bought online for as little as $30 and received within days.
Penalties for importing, possessing and using illegal performance-enhancing drugs are so weak, prosecutions are almost never brought against small-scale importers.
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