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Violent killer Bassam Hamzy and the origins of Brothers 4 Life

Hamzy is the brother of the founder of the ‘Brothers 4 Life’ street gang, Bassam Hamzy.

Bassam Hamzy is currently locked up in Australia’s toughest prison, Goulbourn Supermax, convicted of murder and trying to run a drug syndicate from his cell.

Brothers 4 Life gang founder Bassam Hamzy was jailed for life in 2002 for a shooting murder at a Sydney nightclub in 1998, and was also convicted for conspiring to murder a witness due to give evidence against him.
Brothers 4 Life gang founder Bassam Hamzy was jailed for life in 2002 for a shooting murder at a Sydney nightclub in 1998, and was also convicted for conspiring to murder a witness due to give evidence against him. (NSW Police)

We take a look at the Hamzy family and how Brothers 4 Life was established.

How Bassam Hamzy emerged as Sydney underworld crime figure

Hamzy is one of Australia’s most notorious prisoners.

The Brothers 4 Life founder has been in prison for almost two decades after he was jailed for the murder of a teenager, Kris Toumazis, outside a Sydney nightclub in 1998.

He started the Brothers 4 Life gang while in jail, after he converted to radical Islam.

Despite being holed up in Goulbourn Supermax, Hamzy has kept authorities on their toes.

Using a smuggled mobile phone, Hamzy ran a violent drug network from his cell, making up to 450 phone calls a day.

Police established Hamzy had used the phone to organise two kidnappings and a drive-by shooting.

Brothers 4 Life founder Bassam Hamzy had a mobile phone seized from his prison cell at the state's highest security jail, Goulburn Supermax.
Brothers 4 Life founder Bassam Hamzy had a mobile phone seized from his prison cell at the state’s highest security jail, Goulburn Supermax. (Nine)

Before yesterday’s killing, Hamzy’s family has been involved in multiple shooting attacks.

Maha Hamze was hit with eight bullet wounds to her hip and legs when at least 21 shots were fired from a Glock pistol into her home.

A four-year-old girl was in the home at the time.

Mahmoud Hamzy, a cousin of Bassam Hamzy, was shot dead in his Revesby Heights garage in 2013.

There is no suggestion Maha Hamzy and Lola Hamzy are involved in any illegal activity.

Hamzy will be eligible for parole in June 2035.

Source: 9News

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