Albanian gangster rappers drove a military vehicle equipped with heavy machine guns around a British housing estate while filming a music video.
- Masked men drove through the East London housing estate in an armored car
- The video posted by the rap group Hellbanianz was viewed more than 17 million times
- The rap group shares the same name as a violent Albanian drug gang.
- He fears the videos encourage Albanians to come to the UK to join criminal gangs.
Albanian gangster rappers drove military vehicles equipped with heavy machine guns in a British housing estate while filming a music video that glorified drug crime and violence.
In an online video viewed more than 17 million times, fearsome masked men roamed the Gascoigne Estate in Barking, East London, in an armored fighting vehicle equipped with a .30 caliber machine gun.
The gang also brandished a .50-caliber Browning machine gun mounted on a military jeep.
None of the weapons are believed to have been used and were decommissioned or replicas.
The video, titled Poppin Smoke, is the latest posted on YouTube by notorious rap group Hellbanianz.
A video shared on YouTube showed Albanian gangster rappers driving military vehicles equipped with heavy machine guns in a British housing estate.
The masked men tour the estate in an armored fighting vehicle equipped with a .30 caliber machine gun.
The video, titled Poppin Smoke, is filmed at the Gascoigne Estate in Barking, East London.
They share the same name as a violent Albanian drug gang that has terrorized the area for years.
It is feared that the witty videos, showing Barking rappers Ervin Selita, who is currently believed to be in jail in Albania awaiting trial for an alleged firearms offence, and Fatjon Dibra, are encouraging others in Albania to enter the UK illegally to join criminal gangs.
“These songs glorify violence and drugs and show a luxurious lifestyle,” said Muhamed Veliu of Albania’s Top Channel television station.
“Young people see these videos and want to move to the UK to enjoy this wealth. They help attract more recruits for gang bosses.’