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Gangster Bilal Hamze laid to rest following CBD death

Gangster Bilal Hamze laid to rest following CBD death

Police were a highly visible presence at the funeral at Lakemba Mosque amid concerns about gangland conflict and the safety of senior family members.

  • by Fergus Hunter

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Hamze relatives warned they face the same threat as gangster gunned down in CBD

Hamze relatives warned they face the same threat as gangster gunned down in CBD

Police are preparing to suppress any violent tit-for-tat reprisals that might stem from the brazen CBD shooting of gangland “mover and shaker” Bilal Hamze.

  • by Fergus Hunter and Daniella White
Underworld figure dismissed police warnings before ‘brutal’ drive-by murder in Sydney CBD

Underworld figure dismissed police warnings before ‘brutal’ drive-by murder in Sydney CBD

Police had warned slain gangster Bilal Hamze about the ongoing threat to his life but their advice was dismissed in the period leading up to the man’s execution-style shooting murder in Sydney’s CBD on Thursday night.

  • by Fergus Hunter and Daniella White
Hamzy brother to be released from custody despite police fears about gangland feud

Hamzy brother to be released from custody despite police fears about gangland feud

Ghassan Amoun, formerly of the Brothers for Life gang, was arrested for allegedly breaching a serious crime prevention order restricting his activities and communications. 

  • by Fergus Hunter
Three men charged over Ryde kidnapping of John Ibrahim’s nephew

Three men charged over Ryde kidnapping of John Ibrahim’s nephew

Michael Haddad, the son of a convicted drug dealer and Mr Ibrahim’s sister, was violently abducted last year by a group of men who allegedly demanded a ransom.

  • by Fergus Hunter
Bassam Hamzy charged in relation to Brayden Dillon execution

Bassam Hamzy charged in relation to Brayden Dillon execution

The notorious underworld figure has denied any involvement in the murder of the teenager, who was shot in his sleep.

  • by Fergus Hunter
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Terrifying footage emerges of kidnapping in south-west Sydney

Terrifying footage emerges of kidnapping in south-west Sydney

The CCTV video shows a man being bundled into a van by a group of assailants as a woman screams out his name.

  • by Fergus Hunter
Police seek to strip top bikies of encrypted communications, gang paraphernalia
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Police seek to strip top bikies of encrypted communications, gang paraphernalia

Police are targeting Comanchero figures Ali Bazzi and Tarek Zahed and another man as part of a broader push against organised crime. 

  • by Fergus Hunter
Comanchero crackdown: Police launch bid to curb freedom of alleged high-ranking Sydney bikies
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Comanchero crackdown: Police launch bid to curb freedom of alleged high-ranking Sydney bikies

Ali Bazzi and Tarek Zahed are the latest underworld figures to be targeted with serious crime prevention order applications as police target organised crime in Sydney.

  • by Fergus Hunter
Hamzy brother arrested for alleged breach of crime prevention order

Hamzy brother arrested for alleged breach of crime prevention order

Ghassan Amoun, brother of Brothers 4 Life founder Bassam Hamzy, was charged for breaching a sweeping court order aimed at curbing a gangland feud.

  • by Fergus Hunter
‘You hassle them into submission’: New gang squad to shut down crime family feud
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‘You hassle them into submission’: New gang squad to shut down crime family feud

Another shooting has put innocent people at risk in Sydney’s west as police launch a new squad targeting a violent feud between two crime families. 

  • by Fergus Hunter