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Martin Kjellstrom Arrested
IFBB Pro Martin Kjellstrom arrested!
Martin Kjellstrom has been wanted internationally for more than a year.
Now, he has been apprehended, and returned to Sweden, says Christopher Mueller, director of the National Criminal Investigation Department - International section.The 42-year-old bodybuilder from Gothenburg was one of the convicted ringleaders in the giant doping scandal that was uncovered in 2009.
Back then, 40 police officers from nine different police forces took part in what was called "Operation Liquid." This operation around the country led to some 60 convictions.
42-year-old Kjellstrom was convicted of, among other serious doping violations, aiding and abetting, and aggravated trafficking. The punishment was imprisonment for two years and nine months, a penalty that the bodybuilder himself thought was unduly harsh. In an interview shortly after his arrest in 2009, he told a local paper that he doped himself daily. He was not particularly repentant.
"It does not matter what I do with my body as long as it does not affect anyone else. But it's clear that I'm sorry, this is destroying me and my family."
When it was time to appear to serve his sentence in 2012, he never showed up - he had fled abroad.
On June 4, he was arrested in England, according to Christopher Mueller, at the National Criminal Investigation Department. On July 24, 2014 he was transported back to Sweden.
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