An Albanian gang flooding Britain with cocaine are posting pictures of guns, cash and expensive cars online.
They have links with the Mafia back home in Albania, which gives them a direct supply of cocaine from South American drug cartels.
Controversial images on their social media channels include a cake laden with £50 notes and videos of gang-members in prison rapping about violent attacks.
The east London-based Hellbanianz gang have been boasting about their lawless lifestyle on Instagram. Pictured: Members of the gang drape themselves on luxury cars
Images posted to their public Instagram page include a cake made from £50 notes
They show off their matching tattoos and medallion of the gang symbol of two side by side serpent shaped guns. They have links with the Mafia back home in Albania
Members of Hellbanizanz have even posted pictures of a small child wearing a gang symbol medallion.
Their Instagram page has more than 8,000 posts and is public for all to see, including British police officers trying to fight gang crime.
They boast of having ‘city control’ over London and claim they are ‘ready for war’ with rival gangs.
They have leapfrogged other drug gangs in London because of their violent turf wars,
One post even shows what is believed to be a small child posing with gangster medallions, which are shaped like guns. The Hellbanizanz Instagram page has more than 8,000 posts
Three men, believed to be gang members of Hellbanizanz, make a gang sign in a prison cell. They claim they are ‘ready for war’ with rival gangs
A member of the Hellbanizanz gang is pictured in his prison cell wearing a designer tracksuit
One gang member poses masked with a gold medallion. The Hellbanizanz run a public Instagram page which flaunts their gangster lifestyle
One gang member poses with his middle finger up in an orange Bentley car. The group have links with the Mafia back home in Albania, which gives them a direct supply of cocaine from South American drug cartels
In a chilling YouTube video members of the gang rap to warn their rivals.
They describe themselves as ‘God of the streets’ and the video shows them posing with flash cars and glamorous women.
They rap: ‘[Hellbanizanz] is ready for violence, he asked this as proof, ask these or talk about facts, ask this if we shoot.
‘London city control, f*** this team with crowns, f*** that bitch from tattoos, the gang has already taken over.
‘[Hellbanizanz] is ready for war, with two arms arm wrist, we about dat gango bando, how do you compare to me?’
The group have even posted a photo with two pistols side by side, complete with ammunition. They are said to rule London’s cocaine trade with an iron fist
One member, Tristen Aslanni, 29, was jailed for 25 years for firearms and drug offences in June 2016.
He was seen collecting a suitcase and rucksack from a house in Crouch End.
Police officers searched the house in connection to his arrest and found a staggering £6million pound drug stash, including cocaine, and a Skorpion machine gun with a silencer.
It is not known whether the house was owned by the gang.
One member makes a sign with both hands. The group describe themselves as ‘God of the streets’ and a YouTube video they have made shows them posing with flash cars and glamorous women
Because Albanian gangs import so much cocaine into Britain, the National Crime Agency believes this is what led to the so-called ‘county lines’ gangs in Britain.
Some gangs groom young children to take drugs out of London to sell it in quiet towns, and in other areas of the country.
A spokesman at the National Crime Agency said groups like these are expanding and increasing in number.
The spokesman said: ‘Albanian crime groups have established a high profile and degree of influence within UK organised crime, and have considerable access to the UK drug trafficking market, particularly cocaine.’
A golden knuckleduster laden with gems in the shape of ‘HB’ for Hellbanizanz is another of the images posted on the group’s public profile
The gang posts a picture on their public Instagram with balls of cannabis, along with their gold gang symbol medallion. They have even posted a picture of a cake laden with £50 notes and a video of some of its members rapping in prison