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Two more members of John Ibrahim’s family charged tobacco

Two more members of John Ibrahim’s family have been charged over their alleged involvement in an international drugs and tobacco syndicate. 

Sam Sayour, 26, and his brother Abraham Sayour, 21, John Ibrahim’s nephews, both appeared at Central Local Court on Wednesday charged with allegedly possessing tobacco products they knew were imported illegally.

Sam Sayour also faces a charge of dealing with the proceeds of crime, The Daily Telegraph reported. 

Sam married disgraced former Auburn Deputy Mayor Salim Mehajer’s sister, Aisha, in November last year. 

Sam married disgraced former Auburn Deputy Mayor Salim Mehajer’s sister, Aisha, in November last year

Luxury cars lined the streets outside the wedding venue, as the pair wed in a seemingly low-key event.

Sam and Abraham Sayour had their cases adjourned until May, but both were granted bail on strict conditions. 

As part of their bail, the pair needed to surrender their passports. 

The charges come six months after John Ibrahim’s brother’s Michael and Fadi were arrested in Dubai. 

The arrests were the result of a string of raids which targeted an alleged drug and tobacco syndicate.  

Sam married disgraced former Auburn Deputy Mayor Salim Mehajer's sister, Aisha, in November last year

Sam married disgraced former Auburn Deputy Mayor Salim Mehajer’s sister, Aisha, in November last year

Abraham Sayour, 21, (pictured) John Ibrahim's nephew, appeared at Central Local Court on Wednesday charged with allegedly possessing tobacco products they knew were imported illegally

Abraham Sayour, 21, (pictured) John Ibrahim’s nephew, appeared at Central Local Court on Wednesday charged with allegedly possessing tobacco products they knew were imported illegally

Sam and Abraham Sayour (pictured) had their cases adjourned until May, but both were granted bail on strict conditions

Sam and Abraham Sayour (pictured) had their cases adjourned until May, but both were granted bail on strict conditions

Meanwhile, the son of Kings Cross identity John Ibrahim has been slapped with a fresh drugs charge.

Daniel Ibrahim, who was among more than a dozen people arrested in Sydney and abroad in 2017 as part of an ongoing police operation, is now accused of possessing a prohibited steroid.

The 27-year-old appeared briefly in Central Local Court on Wednesday, alongside his uncle, Fadi Ibrahim, and several others allegedly linked to the syndicate.

Talal Derbas, Kingsley Marcus Conomos, Ahmad Klink, Abraham Sayour and Hasan Sayour joined 13 others who are already before the courts in connection to the investigation.

Four of the five men are facing charges relating to alleged tobacco importation offences while the other is accused of allegedly dealing with an instrument of crime – money worth $100,000 or more.

Their matters are due to return to court on May 2.

Police arrested more than 15 people in August 2017 but John Ibrahim (pictured) has not been charged

Police arrested more than 15 people in August 2017 but John Ibrahim (pictured) has not been charged

Ibraham Sayour is pictured with Fadi Ibrahim who was arrested in Dubai last year in August

Ibraham Sayour is pictured with Fadi Ibrahim who was arrested in Dubai last year in August

Police arrested more than 15 people in August 2017 across three countries as part of Operation Veyda. They raided dozens of homes across Sydney including John Ibrahim’s property in Dover Heights.

Fadi Ibrahim and younger brother Michael Ibrahim were arrested in Dubai, while John’s son, Daniel, was arrested for allegedly handing over $2.25 million to buy illegal tobacco.

John Ibrahim has not been charged.

The operation, which was launched in mid-2016, has led to the seizure of 1.8 tonnes of ecstasy, 136 kilograms of cocaine and 15kg of crystal meth.

The Australian Federal Police said investigations remained ongoing and ‘further activity by the AFP cannot be ruled out’.

 



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