The Alameddine crime family battles against the Hamzy family at Ballina Airport
The underworld war in Sydney is thought to have started when rival gangs Alameddine and Hamzy got into a big brawl at the airport.
CCTV at Ballina Airport, which is the gateway to the popular holiday town of Byron Bay in New South Wales, showed that Dagher Ghamrawi, approached John Ray Bayssari, who was a friend of Alameddine, and Bayssari immediately started hitting. .
It was horrific when a woman grabbed her young daughter and ran for cover when a fight broke out. Just a few meters from other young families.
Ghamrawi starts punching Bayssari. Finally, a security guard was sent to stop the fight between the five big men.
As the fight progressed, the fifth man, Rodriguez Henrique, 39, who was part of the Hamzy gang, was seen running towards the fight.
Amoun and Bayssari ended up in the luggage belt at some point.
In the fight, one of the men lost both of his shoes, and the other pair was seen boxing in the concrete of the terminal.
In August, the NSW Police Criminal Group indicted four men over the incident. Barakat recently pleaded guilty at Fairfield Local Court.
Meanwhile, Baysarri, Heriquez and Ghamrawi went to court in western Sydney, but they have not said how they feel.
A crazy fight at the airport in February 2021 turns out to be an ominous sign that a bloody gang war is about to begin. At least 14 people died in this war.
Less than a year later, on January 6, 2022, Brothers 4 Life gang member Ghassan Amoun was shot in South Wentworthville at noon.
Two bullets hit the 35-year-old man’s head as he got into his car after leaving the Lady Laser salon around lunchtime.
Police told Amoun he was the “marked person” to be killed next.
Daily Mail Australia did not say the people involved in the brawl at the airport had anything to do with the gangland attack.
He was buried in the same grave at Rockwood Cemetery as his older brother Mejid Hamze, who had been killed 15 months earlier.
At that time, Amoun was the last member of the Hamzy family to be killed in the growing war between the Alameddine crime network and the Hamzy family. However, he won’t be the last.
In October 2021, Salim Hamze, 18, and his father, Toufik, 64, were shot and killed. This takes the gang war between Hamze and Alameddine to a new level.
The two men died in front of their house in Guildford as they got into their old, battered Nissan Navara to go to work.
Salim has some loose ties to the Hamzy gang, but he is not related to them. His father, on the other hand, was a victim of a gang war that had nothing to do with it.
Mahmoud “Brownie” Ahmad, also known as “Big Mr.,” was killed in a hail of bullets in April 2022, after police told him he had a $1 million bounty on his head for his role in the deadly shooting in Greenacre.
In May, Comanchero motorcyclist Tarek Zahed and his brother Omar, connected to the Alameddine clan, were shot while working out at the gym in Auburn.
Omar died at the scene, but Tarek, who was shot 10 times, including in the face, somehow survived.
Just three months later, Tarek was arrested for his role in the 2014 underworld murders. He appeared on the NSW Supreme Court last week via video link from Long Bay prison.
In May, Brownie Ahmad’s nephew, Rami Iskander, 23, was shot in the chest at his Belmore home in front of his pregnant wife and their two-year-old child.
That same month, NSW Police started Strikeforce Erebus to tackle the growing problem of gang violence. The Australian Federal Police and intelligence agencies are working with state police to stop the violence.
Yusuf Nazlioglu, a former member of the Lone Wolf motorcycle gang, died in a Rhodes hospital in June, a day after being shot 10 times in an underground parking lot.
Two months later, Lametta Fadlallah, the wife of a former gangster, and Amy Al-Hazzouri, the woman who did her hair, were shot dead in a car.