Yakiboy: Police charge Instagram star Hossein Balapour over steroids

EXCLUSIVE: So THAT'S how you build an Instagram-worthy 'Lamborghini body'! Police charge Yakiboy with possessing FIVE different steroids and hormones - but he says the cops are 'making it a big thing because it's me'

A muscle-bound Instagram personality famous for his 'Lamborghini body' has been charged with possessing steroids and human growth hormone.


But gold-toothed model and bodybuilder Hossein Balapour, known online as Yakiboy, said they were 'just some steroids' for 'personal use'.


'They make (it) a big thing because it's me,' the tattooed hulk told Daily Mail Australia.


The 29-year-old, known for posting near-nude photos covering his genitals with pizza emojis, was raided by elite NSW Raptor police earlier this year.



Officers appeared at the door of his unit in the inner-Sydney suburb of Waterloo at about 6.30am on April 26 and slapped him with eight charges, six relating to alleged drug possession.


Police allegedly found three different types of steroids in the form of 100 oxandrolone tablets, two methenolone vials and a vial of trenbolone. 


He was also charged with possessing the human growth hormone somatropin, testosterone and a bottle of Xanax.

Raptor police, an elite police unit notorious for its proactive, hard-nosed tactics, also charged Balapour with possessing a World War I-style 'trench knife'.


The knife was allegedly in Balapour's possession in violation of a weapons prohibition order, a police charge sheet said.

 

Balapour's lawyer, Abdul Reslan, said the knife charge can be explained away as a prop for his burgeoning modelling career.


'There's no secret about this, the knife relates to his modelling shoots and the like,' Mr Reslan said.