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[Dr Juice] -- "Although at one time Axio, and GenXXL, were considered to be a mega lab, you'll notice as you read on through the following posts that even after several run ins with the law Axio continued to operate. It's highly likely that many umbrella operations used the Axio name, without authorization from the founder of Axio, to generate gains from their once solid reputation. You'll see an example of this in post #3 [within this thread]."





Axio Labs Bust Update
by Anthony Roberts
December 12, 2010


Axio labs is not out of business – they’re just busted. They’ve been busted before, and they haven’t closed up shop, so I’m not sure why people are freaking out about this recent bust. I guess the websites being down is kind of a big deal, because we haven’t seen that before when Axio is busted, but we’re talking about a company who has had millions of dollars in product seized in Canada, had the owner arrested in Ireland, etc…and not gone out of business.

Remember, we don’t know the full details yet, all we know is that some people from Axio were busted in Cyprus. Were these guys high-up in the company, was it the owner, were they just remailers? We really don’t know. What I will stress is that there have been numerous busts in the upper echelon of Axio/GenXXL in the past, and the company has kept chugging along.

At the moment details are still filtering in, and it’s difficult to get a handle on what information is accurate and what information is just speculation. From the clues in the original Cyprus report, we know the alleged ages of the people arrested. None of them match the age of Axio Labs owner, Brian Wainstein. So it may be (or not) that the owner of the company is still free, while his employees have been busted – I’ve gotten an unconfirmed report that this happened on the other (Turkish) side of Cyprus recently, as well as in Sweden.

We’ve seen this before, when Glenn England was busted in Canada…but we’ve also seen the opposite, when Wainstein served time in Ireland. Neither of these incidents caused GenXXL/Axio to go out of business.

However, Brian Wainstein has used several aliases throughout the years, and has invested a considerable sum of money into procuring fake identification – we know this not only because his original alias was “Barry Benjamin” but also because Dr.S from SteroidsLive.com was friends with a guy whose job it was to get fake ID for Wainstein.

Remember, even though GenXXL/Axio was busted, this doesn’t mean they’re out of business. Wainstein was busted on Sept 16th, 2003, he didn’t serve any time until July 30th of 2007, and he continued to operate GenXXL throughout that entire time. And remember even though he was sentenced to 2 years, he only served 4 months, while his remailer Glenn England was sentenced to 30 months and served no time at all (both continue to deal steroids).

So just because we saw a bust that involved GenXXL/Axio, doesn’t mean they’re out of business, and even if the owner was arrested, it hasn’t mattered in the past.

Remember, although this bust involves Axio, I’m not saying that the company is finished, that their websites won’t come back online, or whatever…I’m just saying that some people who worked for the company were busted. Whether or not it’s a big deal remains to be seen, but certainly Axio has gone through similar problems, and come out alright.

And interestingly enough, we’re seeing a very nice 40% off sale from Axio right now. I seem to remember another company, by the name of AP, who had a similar sale going on, back in the Operation Raw Deal days. The prices were really good, but instead of getting steroids in the mail, all of the customers got a letter from the FDA, while the United States government earned a cool $100,000. Since Axio is a $1m-2m/month operation, the temptation to bring in that kind of cash would be irresistable for the Feds (*and me, and you).

So once again, I’m not saying Axio is out of business, I’m just telling you that they got busted. And I honestly wouldn’t be too worried about it, if you’re a customer of theirs; Axio has claimed that they have filled 220,000 orders, and that they have tens of thousands of customers, and I believe them. There simply isn’t the manpower within the FDA-OCI (which is very small), nor the DEA, to track down each and every customer who got a couple of bottles of Tren or whatever. It’s just not possible.

Busted? Yes.
Out of business? Probably not.
Should you be worried? No.




The Story of an Underground Lab Named Axio Continues

February 3, 2013

The United States government's quest to prosecute a founding owner of Axio Labs and Gennxxl continues. Federal prosecutors are seeking the extradition of Brian Wainstein from the Republic of South Africa. The South African national was arrested a few months after entering the country in mid-January. Wainstein's attorneys are fighting his extradition to the U.S. where he has been indicted on steroid distribution charges.

Brett Carnegie, the defense attorney for Wainstein, told local reporters that his client would vigorously fight the extradition request.

“We were well aware of the charges coming and we're prepared to fight them,” Carnegie said. “We have briefed advocates to contest the extradition vigorously.”
Wainstein has a long history of distributing anabolic steroids. He first sold steroids under the Genxxl Gear brand from his home in Ireland sometime before he was busted in 2003. It took five years before Ireland decided to prosecute Wainstein.

In the meantime, the Canadian government started investigating Axio Labs, another steroid UGL started by Wainstein, sometime in 2006. They busted his number two man in Canada after an eight-month undercover operation by city police and the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA). Wainstein was also indicted. Canadian authorities had issued a warrant for Wainstein's arrest while he was in Ireland.

In 2008, a Dublin Circuit Criminal Court judge gave Wainstein a two year suspended sentence for the unlawful possession, sale, and distribution of anabolic steroids back in 2003. The judge apparently ignored the fact that Wainstein was running another steroid operation in Canada and had been indicted by Canadian authorities. The judge only required that Wainstein serve four months in prison of the suspended sentence.

By this time Wainstein had been indicted by both Canada and the United States. U.S. Prosecutors accused Wainstein of masterminding a steroid ring with the help of his wife and others since 2004. Wainstein was now on the Interpol wanted list.

After the Genxxl bust in Ireland bust and after the Axio Labs bust in Canada, Wainstein's steroid businesses remained operatoinal. After he was released from prison in Ireland, Wainstein apparently moved operations to Europe.

In 2010, an investigation led by German authorities dismantled Wainstein's newly created European distribution centers with major busts in Cyprus, France and Germany.

But Wainstein remained elusive for a few more years.

It took law enforcement until mid-January of 2013 to put Wainstein behind bars in South Africa.

But not for long. Wainstein is free after he was granted bail by the Cape Town Magistrate's Court pending the outcome of his extradition case.



Axio Labs and the Long Arm of Steroid Law Enforcement

February 4, 2013

Brian Wainstein, the owner of the once-thriving Axio Labs and GenXXL Gear brands of anabolic steroids, was finally arrested in South Africa on January 19, 2013 after eluding international authorities for several years. The United States Department of Justice submitted an extradition request to bring Wainstein back to the States to face multiples counts of steroid distribution. The U.S. and South Africa have an Extradition and Mutual Legal Assistance Treaty in place. Wainstein’s defense attorney has vowed to vigorously fight the extradition request.

“We were well aware of the charges coming and we’re prepared to fight them,” Wainstein’s attorney Brett Carnegie said. “We have briefed advocates to contest the extradition vigorously.”

Many international sources that operate outside the United States have a false sense of security. The war on steroids has become more aggressive as more and more money is spent investigating international sources. These sources shouldn’t forget that the long arm of U.S. steroid law enforcement has the ability to reach across international borders and bring major anabolic steroid dealers back to the U.S. for prosecution.

Edwin Richard Crawley and Ashley Vincent Livingston (British Dragon) were arrested in Thailand and extradited to the U.S. seveal years ago. In 2011, Oleksandr “Alex” Skochyk and Yvgeniy “Eugene” Suray (Musclebear) were also extradited from Cyprus.

Some steroid sources have successfully thwarted U.S. extradition requests. Last year, Mihael Karner paid the Austrian government one million euros to escape extradition.

Wainstein obviously wants to find a way to avoid the fate of British Dragon and Musclebear.

Wainstein is best known for his elusiveness from law enforcement and the resilience of Axio Labs and GenXXL. Wainstein’s steroid operations have been busted on no less that three occasions during the past decade. *Wainstein was busted in Ireland in 2003. Wainstein’s second-in-command Glenn England was busted in Canada in 2006. *Wainstein’s European distribution network for Axio Labs was busted in Cyprus, France and Germany in 2010. Each and every time Wainstein resurrected the brand. He only spent four months in jail for the 2003 bust .

Wainstein, a dual citizen in South Africa and Israel, was wanted by law enforcement in the United States, Canada and Germany. He was on Interpol’s wanted list. Yet, he evaded authorities for several years up until his January 2013 arrest in South Africa.

U.S. prosecutors alleged that Wainstain’s anabolic steroid distribution operation generated gross proceeds of approximately $8.6 million between December 2004 and October 2008. *According to the Sunday Times newspaper, federal prosecutors in the U.S. have charged Wainstein with multiple counts involving the distribution and smuggling of anabolic steroids and human growth hormone in a sealed federal indictment.

Wainstein and his attorney hope to squash the extradition request. Will Wainstein’s luck finally run out?
 
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UPDATE
Nov 11, 2016 - 6:07 PM

Jacksonville steroid kingpin stockpiled arsenal, sold millions of doses, investigators say



JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - A 28-year-old personal trainer and father is behind bars awaiting trial after investigators say he was caught running a massive, complex steroid ring out of his Jacksonville home.

Gregory Allen Baker and four others were arrested after a two-year federal investigation that started in 2014 with an anonymous tip, court documents say.

Baker is accused of importing raw materials to manufacture steroids, human growth hormone and other illegal drugs.



He purchased enough raw steroid powder from a supplier in China to produce more than 1.5 million units, which is on top of pills, liquid steroids and HGH imported from overseas, a court order in the case said.

Investigators believe that Baker used his personal training business as a front for the steroid operation, which supplied drugs to bodybuilders and semi-professional athletes under the name “Axio Labs,” the order said.

When the U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency started its investigation into Baker, agents immediately noticed that it appeared the man was living well above his means.



“Mr. Baker’s purported employment and daily activities did not account for the lavish lifestyle he lived,” the court order said. “He built a $550,000 home and provided a $134,000 down payment.”

Baker’s postal carrier told investigators that he received packages from China on nearly a daily basis.

When Baker’s home was raided in February, agents reported finding multiple firearms, luxury cars and a $12,500 electric golf cart.

Even after the warrants were served on his home, Baker, who had hired an attorney, continued to import materials to produce steroids, officials said.



In all, Baker purchased $250,000 worth of steroids and steroid materials after the warrants were served, court documents said.

He allegedly used surrogates to send Western Union payments to pay for the steroids and received payments for the drugs through his girlfriend’s PayPal account, investigators said.

The situation with Baker’s steroid business was getting out of hand, the anonymous source told officials.



“The tipster reported (Baker’s) girlfriend, Ashley, is scared he will kill or hurt someone because of the conditions under which the steroids are made … and he threatens to take their child away if she does not do what he says,” the court order said.

The document did not say if the “Ashley” referenced by the tipster was the same as Ashley Hinson, 27, one of Baker’s alleged co-conspirators.

As he was facing numerous serious charges that could result in up to 140 years in federal prison, prosecutors argued Baker was a flight risk and the judge in the case ordered him held without bond.



Hinson; married couple William Peter Wagner, 25, and Heather Marie Wagner, 30; and Elijah Adams, were also arrested in connection with the case and have been released on bond, court documents show.


All five were charged with conspiracy to import controlled substances, conspiracy to manufacture, distribute and possess with intent to distribute controlled substances, conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute human growth hormone, conspiracy to commit money laundering, and international transportation of monetary instruments.
 
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Holy shit. I'm in the wrong business lol
Axio was doing anywhere from $1-1.5m USD monthly at its peak. $8.6m USD is a far cry from what the reality of that operation was producing. You're talking about a lab that spanned around the globe; revenues would far exceed $2m annually. That's borderline laughable to see that it was only estimated at that figure.
 
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This last bust was not real AX nor did it have anything to do with AX. It was just a copy cat of the name since it is so popular. There is several of them due to the fact that AX is so popular, same story as was with BD before.
 
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This last bust was not real AX nor did it have anything to do with AX. It was just a copy cat of the name since it is so popular. There is several of them due to the fact that AX is so popular, same story as was with BD before.
-- Good catch. It's what I suspected too, thus mentioned my suspicion in the forward. Today, I just came across information that does indeed confirm this bozo was just 'piggy-backing' on the Axio name. Axio did have U.S. resellers but apparently they were all rounded up a few years back.
 
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The real AX is still operational in one country but now at a very small small fraction of what it was operating at when the brand was at it's peak. The numbers that MK stated are far below the real truth I will just mention (to give you some figures, the top 3 sources in the world do about 2-2.5mil per month in sales each). AX and BD were the largest UG operations in history and will probably remain as so.
 
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"STEROID KING" Brian Wainstein MURDERED
Caryn Dolley, News24, 2017-08-18 @ 10:50


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, 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.

Wanted

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.

Convicted

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.

Source >>> http://www.news24.com/SouthAfrica/News/international-steroid-king-shot-dead-in-cape-town-home-in-possible-hit-20170818
 
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Ain't that some shit! I remember when England got busted at his storage unit! That was a pretty decent stash in there!!!

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"STEROID KING" Brian Wainstein MURDERED
Caryn Dolley, News24, 2017-08-18 @ 10:50


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, 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.

Wanted

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.

Convicted

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.

Source >>> http://www.news24.com/SouthAfrica/News/international-steroid-king-shot-dead-in-cape-town-home-in-possible-hit-20170818
This is sad. I interacted with Brian on several occasions when I was asked to translate the genxxl website into French. He was a cool dude. I miss the old genxxl board (when England was chief admin).

I hope they will catch his killer. He didn't deserve to die like this :(
 
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He ran axio? I grabbed there eq and test and tbol back in the day


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This is sad. I interacted with Brian on several occasions when I was asked to translate the genxxl website into French. He was a cool dude. I miss the old genxxl board (when England was chief admin).

I hope they will catch his killer. He didn't deserve to die like this :(
takes things back to the way back eh vinny?

SA is an interesting place. With lots of things to be interested in. Obviously was into things folks like us don't want to know about.
 

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I still got some Axio Labs Dianabol 10mg/tab I bought over 10yrs ago. Still have just under 100pcs left in a 500pc sachet. Also a REAL British Dragon Andropen 275. Both are in the pic I took a bit ago. Super juicy stuff that Axio. Have some empties hanging around of mast and deca I think.

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UPDATE

SOUTH AFRICA: Brian Wainstein owner of AxioLabs and GenXXL murdered
Anthony Roberts, September 8, 2017


Last night, around 1AM, South Africa time, Brian Wainstein was murdered in his bed next to his wife and child. It’s suspected (and I suspect) that his murder was a hit by someone he knew and had shady dealings with, as only three cellphones were stolen.

Here’s my reasoning:

1. If you have three cellphones, you’re doing something shady
2. Stealing the cellphones (likely burners) would prevent the police from getting a list of his contacts, one of whom is almost certainly responsible for his murder

It’s a moot point now, but he had eluded law enforcement authorities for years while he openly ran Axio Labs, GENXXL, and a bunch of other steroid firms.



Eventually he was caught and charged, not only in South Africa but in the United States. In the media he was known as The Steroid King.

I suspect he was going to flee South Africa before he could be extradited, as he was caught this past winter (their summer, my winter) with a stash of uncut diamonds — the original cryptocurrency:



Logically, we might assume he planned to go back to Israel, where he had previously lived and held citizenship, a country with notoriously difficult extradition laws.

A few years ago he had threatened me for writing something about him (I don’t remember what it was), and had some of his remailers enlisted to “find me.” In this respect he joined a moderately sized and not-very-exclusive club of disgruntled readers who’ve threatened me. I can’t say I cried when he finally got caught, but neither do I find any joy in his death.

I’ll close by saying I doubt that his murder was directly tied to steroids, and find it far more likely (let’s call it an educated guess) that he was involved in other stuff.

It’s always the other stuff…
 
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Brian didn't deserve to die like this. He was cool. I hope that his murderer will be caught and spend the rest of his miserable life in prison :(

Dr J, do you believe the rumors that Glenn died of a brain tumor years ago?
 
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** UPDATE **







United States Fails to Extradite Two Main Suspects in Axio Labs Steroid Case

November 3rd, 2018



The long arm of US law enforcement fails to get its hands on Axio Labs kingpin and his wife


The United States has been trying to catch the two main suspects involved in the operation of the underground steroid laboratory (UGL) known as Axio Labs for almost 9 years. To the chagrin of federal prosecutors, neither person will ever be tried in an American court.

Brian Wainstein and his ex-wife Shioban Hatton become two of the country’s most wanted international fugitives after they were indicted on steroid trafficking charges in 2010. They stood at the top of a steroid operation that allegedly earned them more than $8 million from 2004 and 2008.

The problem for federal prosecutors was that neither Wainstein or Hatton lived in the United States. Hatton was relatively easy to locate in the United Kingdom after arrests warrants were issued. But Wainstein proved somewhat more elusive.

Even with outstanding arrest warrants in the United States, Canada and Germany along with an appearance on INTERPOL’s “most wanted” list, Wainstein remained on the lam for several years until he was arrested in South Africa in January 2013.

The international arrests of Axio Labs’ Wainstein and Hatton were the easy part

Surprisingly, the international arrests of Wainstein and Hatton were the easy part for the long arm of U.S. law enforcement. The most difficult part involved securing the extradition of the two individuals from South Africa and the United Kingdom, respectively.

The United States has extradition treaties with both South Africa and the United Kingdom. Proscutors thought it was only a matter of time before the two countries turned over the suspects to U.S. Marshals. But the legal process takes a considerable amount of time. And anything could happen.

Wainstein immediately posted bail and was released shortly after his arrest. The steroid kingpin live in the lap of luxury at his fancy condominium in an exclusive Cape Town suburb for the next 4 years. The extradition proceedings were slow but his extradition seem guaranteed.

Wainstein thwarted the United States when he got himself murdered in a gang land dispute in August 2017. The United States was forced to dismiss its case against him due to the inconvenient fact that it couldn’t prosecute a dead man.

At least the U.S. still had Hatton in its cross-hairs. The UK government agreed to turn over Hatton to US law enforcement in 2015. Hatton was scheduled to surrender to authorities in October 2015.

Hatton foiled US prosecutors when she skipped bail and fled the country to Ireland. She forfeited the £250,000 bail posted by her brother and sister-in-law. However, this was a small price to pay to escape the grasps of the US government.

Hatton was promptly arrested when arrived in Dublin on an international arrest warrant. The United States also has an extradition treaty with Ireland. But the proceedings had to start all over again.

Hatton languished in an Irish jail for the next 3-1/2 years. US prosecutors fully expected Ireland to hand over Hatton at the conclusion of the extradition proceedings in October 2018.

Yet Hatton foiled them yet again. Ireland requires a psychological report for all suspects who are faced with extradition. Ireland High Court Justice Aileen Donnelly rejected the US extradition request based on the findings in the report.

Justice Donnelly concluded that it was not in the public interest to extradite Hatton. Hatton suffered from extenuating mental health issues after being incarcerated for most of the previous six years. Furthermore, the lengthy separation from Hatton’s young daughter had already cause serious harm to both the mother and child.

Hatton will never stand trial in the United States for her role in the Axio Labs organization.

This is an embarrassing blow for the United States in its war on steroids. Federal prosecutors secured the cooperation of seven individuals involved in Axio Labs. But the Axio Labs criminal case will always be judged by prosecutors’ failure to convict the its primary suspects. Wainstein and Hatton will always remain beyond their reach.
 
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