Yakiboy: Police charge Instagram star Hossein Balapour over steroids

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.  

Hossein 'Yakiboy' Balapour, a muscle-bound Instagram personality famous for his 'Lamborghini body' has been charged with possessing steroids and human growth hormone

Hossein 'Yakiboy' Balapour, a muscle-bound Instagram personality famous for his 'Lamborghini body' has been charged with possessing steroids and human growth hormone

Balapour - a professional model and social media star - has boasted of his 'Lamborghini' body

He previously shared his diet and workout secrets with Daily Mail Australia

Balapour - a professional model and social media star - has boasted of his 'Lamborghini' body. Above, he is seen left and right during a workout at the gym

Life has otherwise continued as usual for Balapour, who posted an image of himself completely naked a week ago

Life has otherwise continued as usual for Balapour, who posted an image of himself completely naked a week ago

Officers appeared at the door of his Waterloo unit 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. 

An image from Yakiboy's Instagram account - which has more than 257,000 followers

An image from Yakiboy's Instagram account - which has more than 257,000 followers

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. 

'He has purchased the knife with the intention of using it as a prop for his shoots and other modelling endeavours'.  

Mr Reslan said they were asking prosecutors to withdraw the knife charges 'before it went to hearing'. 

He said they were still considering the drug

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