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Bassam Hamzy; Brothers For Life founder; set to build resort in Belize called Boss City

Brothers For Life founder Bassam Hamzy has spent part of his 40-year murder and drug-running sentence mulling over development plans for a multi-million dollar Caribbean resort he intends to call ‘Boss City’.

The stunning revelations were detailed in a prison intelligence report in which the 42-year-old killer claims he’s already received approval from the Belize government and an array of investors.

According to the NSW Corrective Services document, seen by The Daily Telegraph, the palm-tree laden development is set to include luxury villas, a family-friendly water park and even a sports stadium.

Brothers For Life founder Bassam Hamzy (pictured) has spent part of his 40-year murder and drug-running sentence mulling over development plans for a multi-million dollar Caribbean resort he intends to call ‘Boss City’

The stunning revelations were detailed in a prison intelligence report. Pictured: The Gladden Private Island in Belize

The stunning revelations were detailed in a prison intelligence report. Pictured: The Gladden Private Island in Belize

Authorities first found out about Hamzy’s plans when guards at Goulburn’s Supermax Prison inspected a package delivered to his cell.

Inside they found an artist’s impression of his development proposal.

Later on, the report states that Hamzy had been openly discussing the resort with various associates, including his lawyer and brother Ghassan Amoun.

‘It is known through his correspondence that it is being built in Belize and that Hamzy has been using his legal representative to help him in making the city come to fruition,’ the report dated October 29, 2020, states.

‘This artist’s impression was received via legal mail and Hamzy is now sending it out to his sister, Mejida Hamzy. The artist’s impression indicates the city is known as ‘Boss City’ and appears to be quite large.

‘Analysis of the image indicates various types of building within the city including residential, a stadium and water park.’

According to the NSW Corrective Services document, the palm-tree laden development is set to include luxury villas, a family-friendly water park and even a sports stadium. Pictured: Caye Caulker island in Belize

According to the NSW Corrective Services document, the palm-tree laden development is set to include luxury villas, a family-friendly water park and even a sports stadium. Pictured: Caye Caulker island in Belize

The convicted killer, 42, is serving his lengthy sentence at the Goulburn's Supermax Prison (pictured)

The convicted killer, 42, is serving his lengthy sentence at the Goulburn’s Supermax Prison (pictured)

Authorities first found out about Hamzy's plans when guards at Goulburn's Supermax Prison inspected a package delivered to his cell. Pictured: Caye Caulker island in Belize

Authorities first found out about Hamzy’s plans when guards at Goulburn’s Supermax Prison inspected a package delivered to his cell. Pictured: Caye Caulker island in Belize

The western Sydney gangster, who started the Brothers For Life gang in prison, has a bizarre link to the subtropical tax haven.

After pulling out a firearm and gunning down 18-year-old Kris Toumazis in 1998 after a nightclub argument in Sydney’s CBD, he then fled to Turkey and later went on the lam in Belize where a wealthy relative resided.

Hamzy was eventually arrested after travelling to Miami in the US and was extradited back to Australia in 1999, where he was sentenced to 21 years behind bars.

He has since been hit with drug supply offences and a range of other crimes.

While it remains unclear whether the resort plan is merely a pipe dream, NSW Police Criminal Groups Squad’s Detective Chief Inspector Nicholas Read wrote in the report that it could be a way for him to launder drug money and other ill-gotten gains.

‘Criminals are adept at deploying mechanisms in order to launder that cash so as to make their wealth appear to be legitimate business (such as through the construction industry, including for example the development of villas as suggested by Bassam to Ghassan) and then running those businesses through what appear to be legitimate bank accounts,’ Det Ch Insp Read wrote.

‘It is therefore of critical importance that money that comes into the hands of organised crime networks is thoroughly accounted for and the origins of the money traced back to its original source.’

Although Australia’s most notorious prisoner pivoting to become a successful developer may appear far-fetched, Hamzy during his time in jail has also moon-lighted as a lawyer.

After pulling out a firearm and gunning down 18-year-old Kris Toumazis in 1998 after a nightclub argument in Sydney's CBD, Hamzy then went on the lam in Belize where a wealthy relative once resided. Pictured: Goulburn Supermax

After pulling out a firearm and gunning down 18-year-old Kris Toumazis in 1998 after a nightclub argument in Sydney’s CBD, Hamzy then went on the lam in Belize where a wealthy relative once resided. Pictured: Goulburn Supermax

He represented himself in court and successfully defended charges that were brought alleging he had smuggled in a mobile phone.

The Hamzy family have been back in the headlines recently after Bassam’s cousin Bilal was brazenly gunned down at a Sydney sushi restaurant last month.

One year earlier his younger brother Mejid was also brutally killed at his Condell Park home in Sydney.

Hamzy will be eligible for release in 2035.

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