The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) has taken significant steps to clamping down on the illegal manufacturing of performance-enhancing drugs, or PEDs, in China.
China is the world’s highest producer and exporter of PEDs, which are sold through the Internet and transported via shipments around the world.
According to WADA, the progress made shows the level of commitment made by law enforcement and government agencies to shutting down major drug operations.
The results have greatly strengthened WADA’s efforts in preventing doping substances from reaching sports men and women, and have been described as “significant breakthroughs” in aiding sporting bodies to clamp down on drug use by athletes.
Studies made on the manufacturing and exporting of PEDs have also proven to be of high value to authorities, giving them a greater understanding of illegal drug manufacturing and trade.