John Ibrahim partied at a $4000-a-night Thai villa while his brothers Michael and Fadi allegedly discussed smuggling drugs into Australia.
The Kings Cross identity was reportedly with his brothers Michael and Fadi at the luxurious Thai Villa Baan Santisuk in November 2016 while the pair allegedly organised multimillion-dollar drug deals.
John Ibrahim was unaware of his brothers’ alleged discussions organising multi-million-dollar drug deals.
Michael, 37, and Fadi Ibrahim, 43, were arrested on August 8 for their alleged roles in an $810 million drug ring spanning across Sydney, the Netherlands and Dubai. The brothers were two of 20 people arrested as part of the international police sting.
John Ibrahim (pictured) partied at a $4000-a-night Thai villa while his brothers Michael and Fadi allegedly discussed smuggling drugs into Australia
A mystery police informant known only as Male Witness 1 (MW1) reportedly told police he was with the Ibrahim brothers at the Thai villa when the drug deals were allegedly planned, The Daily Telegraph reported.
While Michael and Fadi have both been arrested for their alleged involvement in a drug syndicate, John Ibrahim, 47, has not been arrested nor charged with anything.
John Ibrahim’s former business partner Mim Salvato, a nightclub owner, was also at the Thai villa, the publication reported.
The five-star Thai holiday was paid for with profits Michael Ibrahim made from an illegal tobacco importation scheme, the police allege.
Fadi Ibrahim (pictured with his wife Shayda) was reportedly at a Thai villa with his brothers Michael and John in November last year – before he was arrested for alleged involvement in drug deals
‘Michael Ibrahim (pictured) expressed his desire to conduct more transactions of smuggled tobacco in the future as he gets a thrill from the ‘shifty’ sales,’ a police statement claimed
‘Michael Ibrahim expressed his desire to conduct more transactions of smuggled tobacco in the future as he gets a thrill from the ‘shifty’ sales,’ a police statement claimed.
John Ibrahim reportedly flew to Phuket with alleged money launderer Jaron Chester, Mim Salvato and his two brothers on November 23 last year.
Double Bay real estate agent Ryan Watsford reportedly joined the group days later.
The group flew back to Sydney on December 2.
There is no suggestion Mr Watford or Mr Salvato had any knowledge of or were a party to any wrongdoing or criminal activity.
Charlotte Dawson, John Ibrahim and Chelsea Mitchell at the Jayson Brunsdon collection show in 2010
John Ibrahim (left) is seen with brother Michael (right), and friend Margaret Staltaro (centre)
When the group returned to Sydney, Michael Ibrahim reportedly used his brother John’s luxury Sydney house as a meeting place with associates.
John’s Dover Heights house, in Sydney’s prestigious eastern suburbs, was reportedly home to an altercation between Michael Ibrahim and Ryan Watsford in May this year after a large sum of money went missing.
While not involved in the reported altercation, John Ibrahim allegedly called Mr Watsford that day requesting he go to his house.
‘Shut up, don’t say nothing, he’s gone, come back to mine,’ John reportedly said to Mr Watsford.
John’s Dover Heights house (pictured) was reportedly home to altercations between some of the alleged members
Michael Ibrahim was allegedly involved in an altercation with Ryan Watsford at John’s waterfront home (pictured) in May this year after $65,000 went missing