World News – AU – ‘Never return to Sydney’: Sam Ibrahim flies to WA as eviction looms

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Underworld figure Sam Ibrahim was transferred from a Sydney prison to an immigrant detention center in Perth, escorted in a large police convoy to a awaiting charter flight

Ibrahim, former chairman of the Parramatta section of the Nomads motorcycle gang, was granted parole last month but faces imminent deportation to Lebanon because his Australian permanent residence visa was canceled during his prison term

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He was arrested in 2014 for conspiring to supply firearms and Home Secretary Peter Dutton canceled his visa the following year on moral grounds Ibrahim is the identity brother of Kings Cross John, who was not involved in the offense

Officers of Strike Force Raptor – the elite New South Wales police task force that targets gangs – picked up Ibrahim from Long Bay prison on Thursday morning and took him to the Sydney airport

In a statement, NSW Police said the « high-risk detainee » was transferred to Australian border forces custody during the operation which went off without incident

NSW Deputy Police Commissioner and State Crime Commander Stuart Smith said authorities’ actions sent a message to organized crime figures that dangerous driving is not would not be tolerated

« Today a person who for many years has been involved in criminal activity regardless of the havoc it has left in its wake left NSW never to return and we hope the community can find comfort there, « said Deputy Commissioner Smith

A spokesperson for border forces said the government has taken seriously its responsibility to protect the Australian community from foreign nationals engaged in criminal activity

« Foreign nationals who do not hold a valid visa will be subject to detention and deportation from Australia, pending resolution of any outstanding issues with the courts, » the spokesperson said

A government source, not authorized to speak publicly about the case, recently told the Herald that Ibrahim would be deported from Australia as soon as possible after his release from prison

COVID-19 restrictions have reduced availability of international flights but Australian government deportations have not completely stopped There are international flights from Perth Airport, some to the Middle East

Ibrahim’s lawyer Abbas Soukie said last month his client would seek a review of the visa cancellation

Born in Lebanon, Ibrahim has lived in Australia since the age of four Now aged 51, he has children with an Australian wife and has never traveled abroad

He was sentenced in 2018 to a nine-year prison term, backdated to December 2014 The sentence was reduced by six months on appeal, with a parole-free period of five years and nine months

The racket-related prohibited firearms conviction involving his sister Jazz Dior, partner Elvis Mileski and former Rose Tattoo drummer Paul DeMarco

Ibrahim planned for Dior and Mileski to get guns for DeMarco, who would sell them to a Dior buyer, Mileski and DeMarco were all convicted for their roles in the union

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World news – UA – « Never return to Sydney »: Sam Ibrahim flown to WA as deportation looms

Source: https://www.smh.com.au/national/nsw/never-to-return-to-sydney-sam-ibrahim-flown-to-wa-as-deportation-looms-20201029-p569tw.html

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