Brother of alleged Sydney drug lord is shot in the legs in brazen daylight attack
- Imran Baluch in hospital after being shot in the legs
- He is the brother of alleged drug importer Mostafa Baluch
- Imran was not involved in the alleged drug syndicate
The brother of an accused drug-kingpin Mostafa Baluch has been shot in the legs.
Imran Baluch, 26, admitted himself to hospital just before noon on Thursday after being shot.
He is yet to be interviewed by police over where or who may have shot him. Detectives are now investigating.
‘Shortly after 11.35am a 26-year-old man presented himself to Westmead hospital suffering gunshot wounds,’ police said in a statement.
The brother of alleged large-scale drug importer Mostafa Baluch (pictured) has been admitted to hospital after being shot in the legs
‘He was admitted to hospital for treatment where he remains in a stable condition.’
His brother Mostafa sparked one of Australia’s biggest manhunts last year.
He was caught hiding in the back of a luxury car in a truck at the Queensland-NSW border in November as he attempted to evade capture after weeks on the run.
His dramatic arrest last year was the culmination of a weeks-long search after he allegedly removed an ankle monitor and went on the run.
Police allege Baluch was involved in an organised crime syndicate that conspired to import and distribute three tonnes of cocaine, potentially worth an estimated $900 million.
With help from US authorities, 1770 kilograms of cocaine was seized from vessels off the coast of Colombia in October 2020 and Ecuador in April 2021.
Five men have been charged so far over their alleged involvement in the syndicate.
His brother is not involved in the alleged importation or charged with any offence.
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