Date: 13th March 2007

Stallone charged over growth drug

The actor Sylvester Stallone has been charged with importing a banned human growth hormone into Australia.

He was stopped by customs officials at Sydney airport last month after the banned substance was allegedly found in his luggage.

Stallone, 60, flew into Australia to promote his latest film, Rocky Balboa.

Customs officials said they found 48 small bottles of the hormone after searching the star's luggage, and later carrying out a raid on his hotel room.

Source: Press Release