Colombia's 'king of doping' arrested on suspicion of trafficking drugs to athletes

Alberto Beltran was arrested in Colombia on suspicion of trafficking narcotics and is believed to be the head of an international doping network

Alberto Beltran, the Colombian sports doctor known as the "king of doping", has been arrested in his homeland, police reported on Thursday.

Beltran was wanted in Spain, where he holds joint nationality, for narcotics trafficking and according to Colombia's national police the doctor was the head of a distribution network for high performance athletes - especially cyclists.

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Stuart Clarke is a News Associates trained journalist who has worked for the likes of the British Olympic Associate, British Rowing and the England and Wales Cricket Board, and of course Cycling Weekly. His work at Cycling Weekly has focused upon professional racing, following the World Tour races and its characters.