Face of kings cross gets arrested for drug dealing
Source: Daily Mail
The multi-million dollar mansion of Kings Cross nightclub identity John Ibrahim was raided by police after the arrest of his brothers Fadi and Michael in Dubai over the alleged drug syndicate importing ecstasy (MDMA) into Australia.
Middle Eastern Crime Squad and Australian Federal Police officers conducted dawn raids on 32 homes scattered across Sydney, issuing 52 warrants.
The Ibrahim brothers were swooped on by AFP officers on the street after dinner with two other known associates while holidaying in Dubai.
Underworld figure Mustapha Dib was also arrested in Dubai alongside the brothers, as well as Sydney underworld figure Steven Fawaz Elmir, while Ahmad 'Rock' Ahmad, the brother of slain hitman Wally Ahmad, was arrested at his Bankstown home.
John Ibrahim's 25-year-old son Daniel, who served in the Australian army, has also reportedly been arrested after his home was raided.
John flew in to Sydney late on Monday night after holidaying in Los Angeles for a week. It's believed he was at his home when officers executed the early morning search warrant.
Police say the arrests relate to three separate police operations, code-named Kindra, Veyda and Astantine, which were simultaneously carried out to arrest all suspects at once.
Veyda was created months ago to target an international MDMA ring importing the drug into Australian. The Ibrahim brothers and Dib are targets of that investigation.
Kindra was dedicated to nabbing criminals behind an alleged $50 million haul of illegal tobacco, while Astantine involved a separate crime syndicate responsible for the alleged importation of 200kg of ice into Australia.