Bassam Hamzy charged over NSW teen's death

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Brothers 4 Life gang founder Bassam Hamzy has been charged in jail with interfering with an investigation into the execution-style murder of a 15-year-old in 2017.

Brayden Dillon was shot in the head as he lay in bed almost exactly four years ago in Glenfield in Sydney's southwest.

Conrad Craig has been convicted of the murder, but the police investigation is ongoing.

Police say 42-year-old Hamzy, who has been detained since 1999 and is now in a Goulburn jail, was responsible for directing and co-ordinating others to create false evidence in relation to the investigation into the teen's death.

Homicide Squad Commander Detective Superintendent Danny Doherty says the arrests over the death so far show it is a "criminal enterprise".

Hamzy was allegedly directing others to put together false affidavits that would "severely sanitise the true events of what actually happened", Det Supt Doherty said on Thursday.

"That was undermining the judicial system," he said.

"I think the community expects that we will continue to prosecute those who've been undermining the judicial system."

Meanwhile, six cells were searched across three prisons in a co-ordinated strike on Thursday morning.

The searches were planned by the NSW Police Raptor Squad, which is targeting organised crime.

A 26-year-old prisoner's cell turned up a prohibited drug.

A mobile phone was found in another cell.

Charges are expected to be laid.

"If individuals think they can sit inside the cell and continue to direct and organise their criminal activities on the outside ... then you need to understand we are coming for you," Raptor Squad Commander Detective Superintendent Jason Weinstein said on Thursday.

Seven people had previously been charged in connection with Brayden Dillon's death.