A $1.5 million dollar home, $200,000 in cash, Harley Davidson motorcycle and jetski are among the list of luxury items one of Australia’s most wanted crime bosses and his wife have been ordered to hand over.
As Australian authorities work to have Masood Zakaria – a senior member of the notorious Alameddine crime network – extradited from Turkey, local law officials are looking to clamp down on his allegedly ill-gotten gains.
Zakaria, 27, was captured by Turkish Special Forces in raids in the port city of Bodrum in January after allegedly fleeing Sydney in late 2021 when an arrest warrant was issued for his alleged involvement in an attempted gangland murder.
Now, Daily Mail Australia can exclusively reveal the NSW Crime Commission has launched action against his wife Azzah Zakaria – who also goes by Ezzat Alameddine – as it moves to freeze the couple’s assets.
Alameddine crime network boss Masood Zakaria (pictured) has been ordered to appear before the NSW Crime Commission to explain how he secured a list of luxury items
Documents obtained by Daily Mail Australia reveal the court is seeking to recover funds from their $1.5million Greystanes home, a 2014 black Harley Davidson motorbike and money in two ANZ bank accounts – all registered in Ms Zakaria’s name.
As for her husband, the court is interested in his 2018 3.35m-longwhite and blue Yamaha PWC boat, 2020 Ford Ranger double cab, silver boat trailer, and $201,600, which was seized during a police raid at his father’s Westmead home on 8 December 2021.
Ms Zakaria and her husband have been ordered to disclose the nature and location of all property in which they have an interest under oath in a Supreme Court hearing on 19 June.
The alleged gangster will also be quizzed over the 100 shares he holds in his company, Zak Services, the fund’s held in the business’s NAB Bank account, as well as its 50 per cent share in Alpha Omega Pty Ltd.
Harley Davidson motorcyles manufactured in 2014 retail for up to $26,000, 2020 Ford Ranger double cabs range from $22,900 to $75,400 and 2018 Yamaha jetskis can fetch for up to $25,000.
Under the court orders, the couple will be asked to provide details such as the source of the funds used to buy the interest, the date of purchase and its location.
The couple’s $1.5million Greystanes home (pictured) has been seized by the NSW Crime Commission
Zakaria allegedly instructed his wife Azza to present fake documents about her annual income and employment while lodging their home loan application. Pictured: The Zakaria’s former backyard
The court is seeking information about how Ms Zakaria purchased a 2014 Harley Davidson motorcycle registered in her name (stock image)
Authorities are also interested in a 2020 Ford Ranger double cab (stock image) registered under Masood Zakaria
The $201,600 in cash is currently being safeguarded by the NSW Guardian while the police and NSW Crime Commission have seized the couple’s other belongings.
However, while the hearing is only weeks away, doubt remains over whether they will appear in person – with Zakaria still in Turkey and his wife now reportedly living in Lebanon with their two kids.
Zakaria, 27, allegedly fled the country in December 2021 – just as an arrest warrant was issued over his alleged involvement in the attempted assassination of rival gang member Ibrahem Hamze in North Sydney five months earlier.
Police believe Zakaria was tipped off about their intention to arrest him and allegedly fled the country by travelling to Western Australia before catching a fishing boat to Malaysia.
After allegedly spending more than a year on the run, he was arrested in Turkey in January, with Australian Federal Police (AFP) currently in negotiations with local authorities to have him sent home.
Pictured: A stock image of a 2018 3.3 metre white and blue Yamaha PWC jetski boat
The massive living room (pictured) was furnished with designer pieces including Coco Chanel pillows and throws when it was listed for sale
The property was sold around June last year for $1.8million. Pictured: The kitchen
In a Turkish court hearing last week, the AFP pushed for Turkish authorities to send Zarakia back Down Under.
Zakaria is next due back in the Turkish court later this month, where it is understood he will fight the extradition bid, the Daily Telegraph reports.
The commission also has questions about a silver boat trailer owned by Zakaria (stock image)
Zakaria allegedly directed his wife to fake a series of documents about her annual income and employment history to obtain a loan to buy their sprawling Greystanes home in 2019.
After pleading guilty to falsely declaring an income of $240,000, she was sentenced to a 12-month community corrections order in April 2022 and the house was seized by authorities.
The NSW Crime Commission listed the property for sale in May last year – however it passed in at auction for $1.75million before being snatched up by a buyer the following month for $1.8million.
After the sale, Ms Zakaria reportedly left Australia and headed to Lebanon, where other members of the Alameddine family currently reside.
Daily Mail Australia does not suggest Ms Zakaria is involved in her husband’s gang activity.
Zakaria’s father Omar was cleared in January of allegations he hid his son’s assets inside his home.
THE ZAKARIA’S LUXURY POSSESSIONS
- The couple’s $1.5million Greystanes home
- A 2014 black Harley Davidson motorbike
- A 2018 3.35m white and blue Yamaha PWC boat
- $201,600 in cash
- Funds in two ANZ bank accounts registered in the name of Azzah Zakaria
- 100 shares held in his company, Zak Services
- Fund’s held in the Zak Services’ NAB Bank account
- Zak Services’ 50 per cent share in Alpha Omega Pty Ltd
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