Bassam Hamzy charged with death of NSW teenager | Blue Mountains Gazette
Brothers 4 Life gang founder Bassam Hamzy has been indicted in prison for interfering in an investigation into the execution-type murder of a 15-year-old in 2017.
Brayden Dillon was shot in the head while lying in bed almost exactly four years ago in Glenfield, southwest Sydney.
Conrad Craig has been convicted of the murder, but the police investigation is ongoing.
Police say Hamzy, 42, who has been held since 1999 and is now in a prison in Goulburn, was responsible for leading and coordinating other people to create false evidence in connection with the death investigation of the teenager.
Detective Superintendent Danny Doherty, homicide squad commander, said the death arrests so far show it to be a “criminal enterprise”.
Hamzy is said to have asked others to prepare false affidavits that “would seriously cleanse the true events of what really happened,” Superintendent Doherty said Thursday.
“It was undermining the justice system,” he said.
“I think the community expects us to continue to prosecute those who have undermined the justice system.”
Meanwhile, six cells were searched in three prisons in a coordinated strike Thursday morning.
The searches were planned by the NSW Police Raptor Squad, which targets organized crime.
The cell of a 26-year-old prisoner has discovered a prohibited drug.
A cell phone was found in another cell.
Charges should be laid.
“If any individuals think they can sit inside the cell and continue to direct and organize their criminal activities outside … then you have to understand that we are coming for you,” said Thursday. Raptor Squad Commander Jason Weinstein’s Detective Superintendent.
Seven people had already been charged in the death of Brayden Dillon.
Australian Associated Press