Brothers held for 'steroid kingpin' Brian Wainstein's murder

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  1. master.on

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    Brothers held for 'steroid kingpin' Brian Wainstein's murder

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    Cape Town - Two brothers, aged 27 and 31, implicated in the murder of businessman Brian Wainstein have been arrested by the Directorate for Priority Crime Investigation's (Hawks) serious organised crime unit, the Hawks said on Sunday.

    The two brothers were arrested on Saturday following "swift investigations", Hawks spokesman Captain Lloyd Ramovha said.

    Weinstein, 45, was shot dead, reportedly in bed next to his wife and child, in the early hours of August 18 at their Constantia, Cape Town home.

    "At the time of the incident, Wainstein’s wife explained that her husband had received a visit earlier that evening by two men requesting to speak to the deceased. Later on she was awoken by sounds of gunshots and realised that her husband was wounded in the chest," Ramovha said.

    Wainstein was declared dead on the scene. The gunmen allegedly took three cellphones before they fled, leaving the wife and child unharmed.

    Investigations by police led to the arrest of Fabian Cupido, 39, on October 10, for his alleged involvement in the murder. He remained in custody following a series of court appearances and was expected back in court on November 29. The brothers were expected to appear in the Wynberg Magistrate’s Court on Monday on a charge of murder, Ramovha said.

    According to media reports at the time of his death, Wainstein was a "steroid kingpin", and was fighting extradition to the US where he was suspected of dealing in steroids worth millions of rand.
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  2. master.on

    master.on Member

    Brothers arrested over Wainstein's Constantia murder
    NEWS / 26 NOVEMBER 2017, 7:38PM / STAFF WRITER

    The Hawks say two brothers implicated in the murder of Brian Wainstein have been arrested following swift investigations.

    The pair, aged 27 and 31, were arrested by the Hawks’ Serious Organised Crime Unit on Saturday.

    Wainstein, a suspected international steroid dealer, was reportedly shot and killed in front of his wife and child in the early hours of August 18 at their Constantia home.

    He was reportedly fighting extradition to the US, where he was suspected of dealing in millions of dollars worth of steroids.

    “At the time of the incident, Wainstein’s wife explained that her husband had received a visit earlier that evening by two men requesting to speak to the deceased.

    "Later on she was awoken by sounds of gunshots and realised that her husband was wounded in the chest,” said Hawks spokesperson Lloyd Ramovha.

    He said Wainstein was declared dead on the scene.

    “The gunmen allegedly took three cellphones before they fled leaving the wife and child unharmed,” said Ramovha.

    He added that investigations by police led to the arrest of Fabian Cupido, 39, on October 10, for his alleged involvement in the murder.

    He remains in custody following a series of court appearances thus far, he is expected back in court on Wednesday.

    The brothers are expected to appear at the Wynberg Magistrate’s court on Monday to face a charge of murder.
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  3. master.on

    master.on Member

    Additional charges for Wainstein murder accused brothers
    NEWS / 29 NOVEMBER 2017, 12:40PM / TAMARYN AFRICA

    Brothers Matthew Broderick Breet and Sheldon Jaret Breet will face additional charges after further investigations revealed a stockpile of ammunition, firearms, military hand radios and grenades, the Directorate for Priority Crime Investigation (Hawks) said on Wednesday.

    The brothers, aged 27 and 31, were arrested on Saturday by the Hawks in connection with the murder of Brian Wainstein who was gunned down in his Constantia home in August in front of his wife and child.

    Hawks spokesperson Captain Lloyd Ramovha said: "Follow-up investigations on Tuesday afternoon resulted in a team from the Hawks setting their sights on a self-storage facility belonging to the elder brother in Kraaifontein.

    This culminated in the seizure of over 3 000 assorted rounds of ammunition, four firearms, four grenades as well as two military radios, some of these finds were made from a vehicle that was allegedly driven by Matthew before he was arrested."

    Wainstein was shot and killed with his wife and child witnessing the incident in their Constantia home, in the early hours of August 18 2017.

    "The gunmen allegedly took three cellphones before they fled, leaving the wife and child unharmed," Ramovha said.

    Also arrested for his involvement in the murder was Fabian Cupido. The 39-year-old is still in in custody following a string of court appearances, He is expected back in court on Wednesday, November 29.

    The brothers will be appearing alongside Cupido after also appearing in the Wynberg Magistrate’s Court on Monday.

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  4. master.on

    master.on Member

    DUO SET TO APPEAR IN COURT FOR ALLEGED STEROID DEALER'S MURDER

    Two brothers aged 27 and 31 have been arrested in connection with murder of the alleged steroids dealer, who was shot dead in his Constantia home on 18 August, 2017.

    CAPE TOWN - Two suspects are expected to appear in court on Monday for the murder of Brian Wainstein.

    Two brothers aged 27 and 31 have been arrested in connection with murder of the alleged steroids dealer, who was shot dead in his Constantia home on 18 August, 2017.

    The Hawks’ Serious Organised Crime Unit arrested the two brothers over the weekend. Police say that at the time of the murder, Wainstein’s wife explained that her husband had received a visit earlier that evening by two men who requested to speak to her husband.

    Later that evening, she heard shots fired and discovered that her husband had been killed.

    Fabian Cupido, who was arrested on October 10 for his alleged involvement in the murder, remains in custody and is expected back in court on 29 November.



    Underworld investigation - Hawks zoom in on grenades and ammunition
    2017-11-29 15:46

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    Cape Town - Hawks investigators are trying to piece together what the intended purpose was for four grenades and 3 000 rounds of ammunition, discovered at a location linked to a suspect in the murder case of international steroid smuggler Brian Wainstein.

    In addition, they are probing the origin of the items.

    It is the second time in seven months that explosives have cropped up in underworld operations.

    During a massive clampdown in the Cape Town city centre in May, police officers had been authorised to search people for illegal firearms, ammunition and explosives.

    For a detailed breakdown of underworld activities in the Western Cape see News24's Underworld Unmasked showcase here.

    On Tuesday, the cache of weapons, including ammunition, grenades, firearms and two military radios, were discovered at a storage facility in Kraaifontein and a residential home.

    The properties are linked to brothers, Sheldon and Matthew Breet, who were arrested on Saturday for the murder of Wainstein, also known as the international "Steroid King", in his Constantia home on August 18.

    READ: Explosives, firearm discovered in Hawks ‘underworld’ search linked to murder suspect

    The brothers appeared in the Wynberg Magistrate's Court on Wednesday, along with a third accused, Fabian Cupido.

    Cupido was arrested in October.

    This, after he was detained following an alleged attempted attack at the Cape Town hospital where alleged Sexy Boys gang leader Jerome "Donkie" Booysen was admitted. Booysen was hospitalised after an attack on him at Cape Town International Airport.

    The case against the Breet brothers and Cupido was postponed to early next year.

    'Stockpile' of grenades and guns

    On Wednesday, Western Cape Hawks spokesperson Captain Lloyd Ramovha confirmed to News24 that investigators were looking into the origins of the grenades and ammunition seized, as well as what they may have been intended for.

    Ramovha, late on Tuesday night, said investigators had "uncovered a stockpile of ammunition, grenades, firearms and military hand radios".

    He said some of the items seized were discovered in a car which Matthew had allegedly driven before his arrest.

    In a mammoth clamp down held in the Cape Town city centre in May, explosives had also been focused on.

    READ: Firearms, explosives targeted in Cape nightclub underworld clampdown

    An authorisation for that operation allowed for officers to, "without a warrant, search persons, premises, vehicles, receptacles or objects of whatsoever nature, in order to seize illegal firearms, ammunition and explosives and any object referred to in section 20 of the Criminal Procedure Act".

    In that clampdown, members of the Hawks, the special task force and the national intervention unit from Johannesburg had combed through nightclubs, and effectively blocked off Long Street.

    Matthew’s arrest on Saturday marked the second time he was taken into custody in four months.

    He was initially arrested in August for allegedly being in possession of prohibited firearms and ammunition.

    This arrest was said to be linked to the discovery of an abandoned luxury Jeep parked at a fast food outlet in Sea Point in April, which was found with two guns, ammunition and tactical jackets in it.

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  5. master.on

    master.on Member

    UNDERWORLD BREAKTHROUGH: Hawks make 2 more arrests for international 'Steroid King’s' murder
    2017-11-26 17:30

    Cape Town - Two more suspects have been arrested in connection with the murder of Brian Wainstein, also known as the international Steroid King, who was shot dead in his Constantia home earlier this year.

    Wainstein was killed shortly after midnight on August 18 in what appeared to be a targeted hit at his home.

    He was murdered while in the same room with his wife and child. Neither of them were wounded in the attack.

    READ: International 'Steroid King' shot dead in Cape Town home in possible hit

    The two suspects were arrested on Saturday.

    In October Fabian Cupido, 39, was also arrested in connection with Wainstein’s murder.

    This was after he was detained following an alleged attempted attack at a Cape Town hospital where alleged Sexy Boys gang leader Jerome "Donkie" Booysen was admitted after he was wounded in a shooting at Cape Town International Airport.

    Sources with close knowledge of the matter had said the suspect was dressed as a woman and had targeted another man with close ties to Booysen outside the hospital. One source had insisted the incident was an attempted hit on the man linked to Booysen.

    Booysen was wounded in the Cape Town International Airport on October 18. A second man was also wounded in this shooting.

    It was the third attempt on Booysen's life in roughly six months.

    The two suspects arrested in connection with the Wainstein murder, aged 27 and 31 years, were detained on Saturday.

    On Sunday Western Cape Hawks spokesperson Captain Lloyd Ramovha said that at the time of the murder, Wainstein’s wife had said that earlier that evening that two men had visited requesting to speak to him.

    Later that evening, according to Ramovha, "she was apparently woken up by sounds of gunshots and realised that her husband was wounded on the chest".

    "Wainstein was declared dead on the scene. The gunmen allegedly took three cell phones before they fled the scene,” he said.

    News24 understands that one of the two was detained previously this year for allegedly being in possession of prohibited firearms and ammunition

    This previous arrest was allegedly linked to a group of men who in April had gathered outside a Sea Point fast food establishment and had planned to head to clubs to intimidate owners of establishments.

    The duo are expected in the Wynberg Magistrate’s Court on Monday.

    A new group of men, headed by controversial businessman Nafiz Modack, has this year been taking control of nightclub security from a more established group.

    Wainstein was linked to one of the groupings associated with nightclub security.

    He had gone by several aliases including Brian Benjamin, and was arrested in Cape Town in 2013.

    Wainstein reportedly had South African and Israeli citizenship.

    An August 2014 court document on the matter said the US government wanted him extradited on various criminal charges relating to "the illegal importation and marketing of various drugs, including anabolic steroids, in the United States".

    It was not immediately clear what had become of this matter.

    Weinstein was at one stage on Interpol's wanted list. He was wanted in Cyprus for drug-related crimes.

    News24 spotted Wainstein at a popular Cape Town eatery late in 2016. He had been seen with some figures with links to underworld activities.

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  6. ickyrica

    ickyrica Member AnabolicLab.com Supporter

    It's almost like you're spamming your own thread lol.

    Dig up that musclehead320 sentencing. I looked for a minute and couldn't find it, he was supposed to be sentenced today
     
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  7. master.on

    master.on Member

    Extreme security as 'Steroid King' murder accused appear in court

    Cape Town - More than a dozen police officers - some of them with fabric covering their faces and carrying rifles - were stationed around the Wynberg Magistrate’s Court in Cape Town on Thursday, where four men accused of killing an international steroid smuggler appeared.

    Cheslin Adams, Fabian Cupido and brothers Matthew and Sheldon Breet appeared in the court on murder charges.

    Brian Wainstein, known as the international "Steroid King", was shot dead in his Constantia home in August 2017.

    Wainstein’s name has recently been brought up during the bail application of suspected underworld kingpin Nafiz Modack, who is facing extortion and intimidation charges along with four others.

    During Modack’s bail application, which has also involved several police officers monitoring proceedings for security reasons, it emerged that Wainstein had threatened controversial businessman Mark Lifman before he was murdered.

    For a detailed breakdown on what has been happening in the underworld nightclub security takeover, see News24's showcase Underworld Unmasked

    It is understood that strict security measures surround the four men accused of being involved in Wainstein’s killing because of suspicions that they may be targeted as a result of the allegations they face in court.

    Heavy police presence

    Before, during and after Adams, Cupido and the Breet brothers appeared in the dock on Thursday, tactical response team officers wearing bulletproof vests were stationed inside and outside the court building.

    When the four accused took to the dock, one of the officers remained at the door to the courtroom which is used by the public.

    No one, aside from court and correctional services officials were then allowed inside the courtroom.

    Four more officers stood near the entrance of the holding cells leading to the dock.

    A bail application was expected to proceed on Thursday, however, during their appearance, it was heard that the legal representative of Adams and Cupido was ill.

    The matter was therefore postponed to next month.

    Before the four were transported from the court building, several armed tactical response team officers, some of them with their faces covered, were positioned around the back of the court building.



    Extreme security, including several tactical response team police officers who kept their faces covered, were present at the Wynberg Magistrate's Court for the appearance of four men accused of killing Brian Wainstein. (Pictures: Caryn Dolley, News24)

    Some stood clutching rifles at their sides.

    When the accused were driven from the court building, tactical response team officers in other vehicles drove ahead and behind them.

    One vehicle at the back was driven with its door open. An officer stationed at the door removed his firearm from its holster as the vehicle started moving.

    In November, News24 reported that items, including explosives, allegedly linked to the Breet brothers, were discovered by the Hawks.

    READ: Explosives, firearm discovered in Hawks ‘underworld’ search linked to murder suspect

    The explosives were discovered in a storage facility in Kraaifontein, while a firearm and ammunition were seized at a residential address.

    Two South African National Defence Force radios were also confiscated during this Hawks operation.

    Previously sources told News24 that Wainstein was the target of a hit.

    About two weeks ago, his name had been brought up during Modack’s bail application.

    During proceedings, the legal representative of one of Modack’s co-accused had played an audio clip.

    READ: 'I will destroy you': Steroid King's threat to Mark Lifman before his murder

    In the recording, Lifman can be heard talking to a second man who says he is on his way to "Brian".

    Lifman then says "you guys" were told who to be careful of, and that this included "that fat f##k" the second man was on his way to see.

    A third man's voice, believed to be that of Weinstein, then suddenly interrupts. This man sounds infuriated and shouts at Lifman, swearing several times.

    "You're a f###ing dead bastard... I'm going to f##k you up... If I see you, I will destroy you. Do you understand me?," the third man shouts.

    The clip then ends.

    Modack is facing the extortion and intimidation charges in Cape Town, along with Jacques Cronje, Carl Lakay, Ashley Fields and Colin Booysen - the brother of alleged Sexy Boys gang boss Jerome Booysen.

    They are expected to hear whether or not they will be granted bail in this matter on February 28.

    Modack and Cronje also face an extortion case in Johannesburg and are expected to appear in a court there on Monday.

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  8. master.on

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    LISTEN | Chilling call before death of 'Steroid King’
    WARNING: Strong language. Not for sensitive listeners.

    12 February 2018 - 13:40BY ARON HYMAN

    A recorded phone call allegedly between Mark Lifman and Interpol fugitive Brian Wainstein took place the day before Wainstein (also known as the “Steroid King”) was murdered in Cape Town in August.

    “If I see you‚ I will destroy you. Do you understand me?”

    These were the last words uttered by Interpol fugitive Brian Wainstein in a threatening telephone conversation a day before he was murdered at his home in Constantia‚ Cape Town.

    Irish-born Wainstein‚ also known as the “Steroid King” was killed while lying in bed with his fiancée and child last year. He had been living in Cape Town while fighting extradition for allegedly flooding the US with steroids.

    A recording of this telephone conversation was played in court during the bail application of five men implicated in an alleged extortion syndicate‚ who believe it may shed light on events leading up to the murder.

    The recording was produced by a team of lawyers defending alleged extortion boss Nafiz Modack who had started taking over security of clubs in Cape Town formerly controlled by businessman Mark Lifman and his associates - alleged Sexy Boys gang boss Jerome “Donkie” Booysen‚ and bouncer André Naudé.

    Wainstein had‚ the lawyers argued‚ irked Lifman by working with Modack.

    The recording is allegedly of a conversation between Wainstein’s driver and a man purported to be Lifman. It appeared that Wainstein had discovered that there was a price on his head and wanted to know who ordered it.

    The discussion becomes heated‚ replete with insults and threats‚ when Wainstein‚ who appeared to have been listening to the call on a loudspeaker in the background‚ interjected and hurled insults at the caller.

    Lifman was arrested on a charge of pointing a firearm last week but he was released on Friday after charges were dropped.

    Modack‚ along with Colin Booysen‚ Ashley Fields‚ Jacques Cronjé‚ and Carl Lakay‚ are expected to appear in the Cape Town Magistrate’s Court on Monday for the finalisation of their bail hearing.

    Read the full story in Times Select

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  9. GrizzlyMint

    GrizzlyMint Member

    March 15 I believe