#UK Sydney gang battle: Rapper Ay Huncho claims Alameddine crime network was made up by police #UKnews
Drill Rapper and alleged member of the Alameddine crime network Ay Huncho has appeared in a TV interview through which he claimed the organisation ‘does not even exist’.
The 25-year-old, whose actual title is Ali Younes, agreed to a uncommon sit down interview with Four Corners reporter Grace Tobin, airing on Monday night time, in regards to the so-called postcode wars rocking western Sydney.
Showing up with Huncho to the interview unannounced was a shadowy determine who refused to be filmed and who this system alleges is a high-ranking member of the Alameddine group – which police say violently controls a lot of Sydney’s drug commerce.
Throughout the interview he interjects off digicam instructing Huncho what to say.
‘Make it very clear that the Alameddine organised crime network doesn’t exist. It’s a police-made factor,’ the determine says.
‘Yep,’ Huncho responds.
He then turns to the digicam: ‘There’s no legal network. That’s one thing that the police and the media have made up. There’s no such factor.’
Drill rap artist Ay Huncho has appeared on a TV interview (pictured) claiming the Alameddine clan police allege runs a big portion of Sydney’s drug commerce ‘does not exist’
The Sydney rapper (pictured) has been recognized by police as an artist whose lyrics may very well be encouraging gang violence
WHAT IS DRILL MUSIC?
‘Drill’ music, a hip-hop subgenre, is driving feuding gang wars in Britain, group leaders have warned.
Hundreds of movies on YouTube function UK rappers threatening and scary folks from rival areas in London.
To ‘drill’ means to battle or scrap and the violent lyrics deal with gang life, medication, weapons and killing.
In one video considered almost three million occasions, rapper Digga D boasts about having to bleach his knife after utilizing it to assault somebody.
In one other, entitled ‘Mummy’s Kitchen’, rappers Loski and Mayski, who’re regarded as Londoners, boast about taking a blade from the household dwelling.
In the movies, that are filmed throughout town, performers take care to make sure their faces are coated.
In Australia the style has been adopted by rap group OneFour, from Sydney’s west and 21District from the Inner West.
But police say the Alameddine network, provided by the Comanchero bikie gang, is accountable for working a big portion of Sydney’s profitable drug commerce and makes use of bashings, kidnappings and shootings to guard their enterprise.
As a part of this system, reporter Mahmood Fazal was taken to one of many group’s ‘lure homes’ the place bricks of cocaine smuggled into the nation are minimize up into smaller parts to be bought on the road.
After two automotive rides blindfolded he’s led to a transport container the place two males in balaclavas present him the a number of handguns they’re carrying earlier than they set to work on the cocaine.
‘I’m somewhat shaken to see folks so younger doing that,’ he says again in security, explaining the crime syndicates are recruiting youngsters from road gangs in western Sydney.
Police have linked the Alameddine clan to greater than half a dozen assassinations within the final 12 months.
Pictured from left to proper are alleged Alameddine associates Ali Younes and Masood Zakaria, who has fled the nation, together with Rafat Alameddine and Hamdi Alameddine.
In May this 12 months, up to 450 police officers executed 29 search warrants cops allege are all linked to the Alameddine network.
In the sweeping raids, 18 males aged between 19 and 39 allegedly working on the low to medium tier of the Alameddine drug distribution network had been arrested.
Phones had been seized, one with 700 contacts, that police allege had been integral to the enterprise feeding Sydneysiders’ needs for cocaine, MDMA, hashish and pharmaceuticals, which may convey in additional than $250,000 every week.
‘These telephones have been the topic of competitors… they’re straight linked to a lot of murders,’ NSW Police Assistant Commissioner Michael Fitzgerald mentioned on the time.
Huncho was not caught up in these raids, however, exhibiting the Four Corners crew his outdated home in Merrylands in Sydney’s southwest, he admits he is ‘misplaced depend’ of what number of occasions he is been raided by cops.
Younes claims he has left the ‘thug life’ behind and has amassed tens of millions of streams for his music (pictured)
‘My first raid was right here, they confirmed me a firearm order telling me I’m not allowed to hold weapons,’ Huncho explains.
‘I obtained served that after I was 18, they raided my home in search of weapons.’
Ms Tobin interjects: ‘Did they discover any?’
‘No, I do not use weapons.’
‘How many occasions have police raided your own home?’ Ms Tobin asks.
‘Here it was six or seven occasions, the home after in all probability the identical and the home after that the identical, and once more the identical. I’ve moved quite a bit and I get raided,’ the rapper mentioned.
‘The final one was two months in the past.’
Huncho is just not allowed to affiliate with any alleged members of the Alameddine network, of which police allege he’s a member, as a situation of bail together with his cousins.
He’s presently going through fees of affray, recklessly inflicting grievous bodily hurt in firm and assault with intent to take part within the exercise of a legal group following an alleged altercation at a boxing match in November.
In June he was arrested at his dwelling in Parramatta after detectives discovered a photograph from May 20 on his Instagram that they allege present him standing with an organised crime determine.
The picture was taken whereas Huncho was filming a music video for one in all his tracks in Mt Druitt – a deliberate try to taunt members of opposing ‘postcode’ gangs.
Younes was arrested earlier this 12 months after detectives discovered a photograph (above) on his Instagram from May 20 that allegedly reveals him with one other crime affiliate
Huncho makes ‘drill rap’, a subgenre which is stuffed with references to utilizing weapons like knives, hammers and weapons on members of rival gangs from opposing postcode suburbs.
Cops declare the normal code of silence round legal gangs is being upturned by a brand new era of youths looking for social media fame.
‘It’s (drill rap) is used to realize notoriety, the foundation is until you have truly finished the crime you’ll be able to’t sing or rap about it,’ Strike Force Raptor commander Jason Weinstein advised this system.
Raptor is tasked with disrupting Sydney’s organised crime with Weinstein dismissing Huncho’s declare he is being harassed.
‘I make no apology focusing on those that affiliate with organised crime and we do this in a lawful means.’
‘If he’s not associating with these kinds of folks I count on he would get no consideration from the police power.’
Sydney’s drill rap gangs:
OneFour – title of a drill rap group, and a separate gang from Mount Druitt in Sydney’s outer west. Support from larger western Sydney.
OneFour gang signal – Two fingers: 4 fingers up on the left hand, with the ‘up yours’ center finger on the precise.
Ay Huncho – allegedly linked to the Alameddine clan and has criticised OneFour as being ‘inauthentic’
21 District – drill rappers, also referred to as the ‘Inner West’ gang. Support is from the inside west to Manly.
A terrifying new breed of road gangs on Sydney and Melbourne streets are utilizing rap music to lure in new members and develop their on-line profiles
Smaller suburban gangs are pledging loyalty to both 21 District or OneFour
Cabramatta – 66 gang
Doonside – 67 gang
Riverwood – The Wood
Blacktown – Blacktown Boys
Seven Hills – Seven Hills Boys
Gladesville/Cabramatta – Inner Western Brotherhood
Claymore – Claymore 2560
Sources: GQ, Business Insider, NSW Police, Daily Telegraph
Melbourne’s drill rap gangs:
Gangs in Melbourne’s southeast:
Cranbourne – Young Reckless Drillaz
Frankston and Cranbourne – Reds
Casey and Greater Dandenong – Next Gen Shooters
Eastside Drillers (energetic in varied suburbs)
Gangs in Melbourne’s west:
Werribee – 97 gang
Werribee: Brotherhood (BH)
Kings Park – Blood Drill Killers (former Apex)
Tarneit and Melton – Westside
37 gang (energetic in varied suburbs)