Former bikie boss Hassan ‘Sam’ Ibrahim has been handed over to federal authorities in preparation for his deportation to Lebanon.
The brother of Kings Cross identity John Ibrahim, Sam Ibrahim, had spent more than five years behind bars for conspiring to supply guns before he was granted parole in September.
Former bikie boss Hassan ‘Sam’ Ibrahim has been handed over to federal authorities in preparation for his deportation to Lebanon
Sam Ibrahim (left, next to brothers Michael, centre, and John, right), whose younger brother is retired Sydney night club boss John Ibrahim, has lived in Australia since he was a child. He has children with his Australian wife
The brother of Kings Cross identity John Ibrahim (pictured with Sarah Budge), Sam Ibrahim, had spent more than five years behind bars for conspiring to supply guns before he was granted parole in September
He was was arrested in 2014 with his sister, her partner, and former Rose Tattoo drummer Paul DeMarco, after raids in Sydney and the Illawarra uncovered an M1 military-grade assault rifle, a standard rifle, three pistols, two shotguns and 11 handguns.
In 2015, the Department of Home Affairs cancelled his visa under character grounds due to his extensive criminal history, clearing to way for him to be deported upon his release from prison.
Lebanon-born Ibrahim has lived in Australia since he was four, and has children to an Australian wife.
Ibrahim was handed over to Australian Border Force officials around 11am on Thursday.
NSW Police State Crime Commander Assistant Commissioner Stuart Smith said Ibrahim’s departure sent a clear message that organised crime will not be tolerate.
‘Today, a person who for many years has conducted criminal activity with little regard for devastation he has left in his wake, has departed NSW never to return and we hope the community can find solace in that,’ he said in a statement.
The ABF says it ‘takes seriously its responsibility to protect the Australian community from the risk of harm posed by foreign nationals who engage in criminal conduct or behaviour of concern’.
‘Foreign nationals who do not hold a valid visa will be liable for detention and removal from Australia, pending resolution of any ongoing matters with the courts,’ it told AAP.
Onetime bikie boss and gun runner Sam Ibrahim is pictured in June 2014 outside the NSW Supreme Court in Sydney
NSW Police Force’s Strike Force Raptor transported Sam Ibrahim into the custody of the Australian Border Force