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Lawyers acting for two Slovenians who have been accused of being behind the illegal trade in steroids for sportsmen and women have made a complaint to the Austrian constitutional court that the couples extradition to America tomorrow (Friday) would be illegal because of the excessive sentence that they faced on arrival.

The Slovenian couple were arrested shortly before New Year in Carinthia on suspicion of being behind an international doping ring and the extradition was approved by the Austrian justice ministry.

The value of the trade organised by the couple was estimated at being around 40 million euros and they were arrested in a villa in Bad Kleinkirchheim.

The arrest warrant against the pair has been in existence since spring 2010 after it was filed in the United States at the regional court in Massachusetts.

The lawyer for the pair, Roland Grilc, said that he had raised a complaint with the constitutional court.

He said: "The complaint will unfortunately probably not stop the extradition of my clients. But we have nevertheless made a complaint against a decision of the Justice Ministry and the High Court. At the end of the day charges against them here were dropped a long time ago and an extradition on the same charges is against their constitutional rights. And in addition they face 40 years if convicted in America and that is certainly excessive."

The court was expected to rule soon but Austria appears to have given in to pressure from America earlier and agreed to extradite the pair.

The woman who has three children had been released for two weeks on a 250,000 euro bail but was arrested again on Tuesday.

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