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

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  1. admin

    admin Administrator Staff Member

    Aug 11, 2010
    Cape Town - A convicted steroid smuggler, at one stage on Interpol's wanted list and previously found guilty in Ireland for selling illicit steroids worldwide under the name Axio Labs, has been shot dead in his Constantia home.

    News24 understands two men got into Brian Wainstein's house shortly before 01:00 on Friday and went into his bedroom where they shot him several times. He was in bed alongside his young child and wife, but they were not wounded.

    It is believed that the gunmen took three cellphones before leaving the house.

    Police spokesperson Lieutenant Colonel Andre Traut on Friday confirmed a man, 45, was killed in his Constantia home.

    "The motive for the murder is yet to be determined and no one has been arrested as yet," he said.

    Sources with knowledge of what happened say it appears Wainstein, also known as the "steroid king", was the target of a hit.

    Several murders and shootings have recently played out in Cape Town as an underworld battle over the nightclub security industry and illicit drug trade has intensified.

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

    Wainstein, who also went by several aliases including Brian Benjamin, was arrested in Cape Town in 2013.

    He 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.

    He however no longer appears to be on it.

    Weinstein also reportedly worked via Canada, shipping steroids there from China.


    In 2007 The Irish Times reported that Weinstein was jailed for an effective four months for illegally selling body building steroids around the world from a south Dublin address.

    It said Wainstein "received orders for the banned drugs by e-mail from customers all over the world, including the US".

    The Irish Times said Wainstein, who used the name "Barry Benjamin" in e-mails, had pleaded guilty in the Dublin Circuit Criminal Court to nine charges relating to the possession, sale and distribution of the substances.
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  2. admin

    admin Administrator Staff Member

    Aug 11, 2010
    I think axio owned 8 forums a few years back.
  3. rawdeal

    rawdeal TID Board Of Directors

    Nov 29, 2013
    There was a lab, with its own forum, named genxl. There was either a copycat, or the original resurfacing later called regenxl (or were they xxl's?). Either of those part of the 8 you're thinking of?
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  4. Lizard King

    Lizard King Administrator Staff Member

    Sep 9, 2010
    Wow. Thought he was in jail.
  5. admin

    admin Administrator Staff Member

    Aug 11, 2010
    Genxl was axio. They had meathedz, chemical soldier, chemicalmass, xtreme and many others.
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  6. tommyguns2

    tommyguns2 Senior Moderators Staff Member

    Dec 25, 2010
    Yep, that's correct. I was quite active on Chemical Soldier in the old days, and once Axio bought it, all my peeps bailed, as did I. Marx told me about TID, and I've been here ever since.

    Sounds like Brian got mixed up with the "big boys" and crossed somebody. Not a world I wish to have anything to do with. Thank God they didn't kill his kid just to be cruel. At least the guy arranging the hit had some type of street honor.
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    ITAWOLF VIP Member

    Dec 9, 2010
    yep left town
  8. parttimer

    parttimer VIP Member

    Oct 11, 2011
    Good God, chemical soldier, like my second board. I used axio long ago, then I think they got popped, somehow came back but at that point I think they are overrun by fakes. I think they had a website where you could check your batch against their system.
  9. CFM

    CFM VIP Member

    Mar 18, 2012
    Some guys take pip seriously.
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  10. Warhead14

    Warhead14 TID Board Of Directors

    Jul 23, 2011
    Money is great, but there is nothing that beats being free in mind and body. This guy lived looking over his shoulder.
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  11. PillarofBalance

    PillarofBalance Strength Pimp Staff Member

    Feb 27, 2011
    Holy shit. Did not expect to hear those names again.

    If I recall there was some speculation that LE had control of the servers their boards were on.
  12. BrotherIron

    BrotherIron TID Board Of Directors

    Mar 6, 2011
    I haven't heard that name is in very long time.

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