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Strike Force Raptor restrict movements of underworld figures after murder of Bassam Hamzy's brother

NSW police have restricted the movements of 22 underworld figures in a desperate bid to prevent a bloody gangland war after the fatal shooting of Mejid Hamzy in Sydney's south-west last week.  

The move comes as police brace for a bloody gangland war after the brazen daytime shooting of Mejid Hamzy, 44, the brother of notorious criminal and Brothers For Life founder Bassam Hamzy outside his home in Condell Park on October 19.

Detective Superintendent Robert Critchlow said police had slapped public safety orders on 22 people in a bid to disrupt criminal networks in Sydney's south-west.

Mejid Hamzy (pictured) was shot dead in Condell Park in Sydney's south-west last week

Strike Force Courier was established by the State Crime Command's Criminal Groups Squad to investigate the execution of Mejid Hamzy - which was followed by a prison stabbing between two members of Brothers For Life in the John Morony Correctional Centre at Windsor with Mohammed Hamzy, - cousin of Mejid and Bassam Hamzy being stabbed.

Det Supt Critchlow said the public safety orders had imposed no-go zones on the 22 men and restricted who they could associate with, for 72 hours.

It also means police can search their cars and houses whenever they want.

Mejid was the brother of notorious criminal and Brothers For Life founder Bassam Hamzy (pictured)

More than 1,000 mourners attended the funeral of Mejid Hamzy, 44, last Thursday

'Well the time to muck about has passed. We've got people dying on the streets and it's got to stop,' Det Supt Critchlow told Sydney radio 2GB on Tuesday.

'We're sick of this behaviour ... and we won't tolerate ongoing conduct endangering the whole community.'

'We will enforce those most vigorously which means we'll be going through doors all hours of the day and night.' 

More than 1,000 mourners attended Mejid Hamzy's funeral in Sydney's south-west last Thursday. 

His brother Bassam, 41, is serving 40 years in Goulburn's Supermax jail - Australia's most secure prison - for a string of offences including murder.

Hundred's attended Mejid Hamzy's burial service at Rookwood Cemetery last Thursday

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