In the United States, agents seized 56 labs that manufactured anabolic steroids and human growth hormone, the DEA said. Agents seized 11.4 million doses of drugs in all. As part of the operation, agents raided Luxtech Lab in Torrance, breaking up a steroid lab and an indoor marijuana farm. Agents seized automatic rifles, shotguns, several thousand rounds of ammunition, 2 kilograms of liquid steroids, 60 vials of manufactured steroids and hundreds of empty vials, authorities said. Two people were arrested and charged with possession of steroids and narcotics for sale, illegal possession of firearms in furtherance of narcotic sales and child endangerment, because an 11-year-old child was found living at the location. Federal prosecutors in California launched their 18-month probe into Chinese sources of raw steroid powder after successfully disrupting Mexican steroid manufacturing networks in 2005, when eight Mexican companies and 11 executives were indicted for allegedly selling $56 million worth of the drug in the United States. “Now we’re learning that the source of those drugs was China,” said Assistant U.S. Attorney Timothy Coughlin. “So now we’re aiming at the head of the dragon in terms of where the production is coming from.” ARRESTS: Two people were arrested when agents raided the South Bay site. From news services More than 120 people were arrested and dozens of steroid labs – including one in Torrance – were shut down in a global investigation into steroid trafficking over the Internet that began in San Diego, federal officials said Monday. The Drug Enforcement Administration said the investigation, dubbed Operation Raw Deal, was assisted by governments of nine other countries, including China. Among those charged, federal authorities say, is a Chinese manufacturer accused of smuggling human growth hormone into the country. At least 18 people were charged last week by federal grand juries in California in connection with the investigation. A couple charged in San Jose with distributing steroids for an Internet company called Stallion Labs were arrested Sept. 16 at the Otay Mesa border crossing near San Diego. Seven indictments were also filed last week in San Diego against 14 people running networks in other states, including Illinois, Michigan, New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Texas and Virginia. City News Service in Los Angeles contributed to this report. Associated Press Writers Don Thompson in Sacramento and Eric Tucker in Providence, R.I., contributed to this report. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!