Meet the gym junkies: Topless waitress, 22, and her fitness fanatic boyfriend face court charged with importing shipments of illegal steroids and growth hormones after two-year border sting
Nateesha Jennifer Barlin and Dyllan Shaw, both 22, faced Woy Woy court
Australian Border Force intercepted 17 consignments over two-years
The couple were arrested in raids on the NSW Central Coast last year
A gym-junkie couple have faced court for allegedly importing liquid testosterone and vials of human growth hormones.
Nateesha Jennifer Barlin and Dyllan Shaw, both 22, were arrested last November after a two-year steroid sting by the Australian Border Force.
Border force raided homes on the NSW Central Coast, and arrested Mr Shaw and Ms Barlin, whose occupation was listed in court documents as topless waitress and vet nurse, Daily Telegraph reported.
Nateesha Jennifer Barlin and Dyllan Shaw, both 22, are charged over alleged steroids importations
Mr Shaw (pictured) is charged with five counts of importing prohibited drugs between February and October
ABF had intercepted more than 17 consignments allegedly containing performance and image enhancing drugs (PIEDs) between October 2014 and October 2016.
Investigators seized 13,672 tablets, 11.2L of testosterone, 600mL of anabolic steroids, 195 vials of somatropin, 120mL of clenbuterol, 20 vials and 55 ampules of human growth hormone, and 102 capsules of oxymetholone (anesterone), ABF said in a statement last year.
The subsequent raids on Central Coast properties allegedly unearthed 12L of PIEDs, 100g of cannabis and 300 vials of what’s believed to be human growth hormone.
Ms Barlin was charged with one count of intentionally importing 200mL of anabolic steroids.
If found guilty, she faces up to five years in jail, or a fine of up to $180,000, or both.
Mr Shaw is charged with five counts of importing prohibited drugs between February and October.
The drugs were headed for the black market, police will allege.
The couple faced Woy Woy Local Court for the first time on Tuesday.
ABF investigators raided homes on the NSW Central Coast last November, and arrested the couple
Neither of the accused entered pleas and both were released on bail.
Their matters return to court on March 14.
ABF Commander Immigration and Customs Enforcement, Anthony Seebach, said PEIDs have serious health impacts.
‘These drugs can have serious health impacts for users and the ABF is committed to protecting our community by stamping out the illicit importation of these dangerous drugs,’ Commander Seebach said at the time of the seizures.
‘If you import steroids or other performance and image enhancing drugs without a permit you’re breaking the law and you will face the consequences.’
Nateesha Jennifer Barlin and Dyllan Shaw, both 22, are accused of importing liquid testosterone and growth hormones
If found guilty, she faces up to five years in jail, or a fine of up to $180,000, or both