Indian boxer tests negative in high-profile test

India’s sports ministry says Olympic boxing medalist Vijender

Singh has tested negative for banned substances after police

claimed last month he used heroin.

The ministry says in a statement on Tuesday that a ”full menu

test was conducted, which included testing for psychotropic

substances.”

The National Anti-Doping Agency undertook the out-of-competition

tests at Vijender’s request after police in the northern state of

Punjab claimed Vijender’s name came up during an investigation into

a heroin haul worth more than $25 million.

Vijender, a middleweight bronze medalist at the 2008 Beijing

Games, refused to undergo tests by police but agreed to tests by

NADA.

Athletes are normally tested for recreational drugs only during

events. Out-of-competition tests are conducted for

performance-enhancing substances.)