A Man Who Runs A Popular JLT Restaurant Was Arrested As Part Of A Massive International Drugs Sting
In total, 17 arrests were made
17 arrests have been made internationally and 1.8 tonnes of drugs have been seized in a major drugs raid across Australia, Dubai and the Netherlands.
Five men in Dubai were arrested as part of the international sting, according to the Australian Federal Police (AFP).
A total of 1.8 tonnes of MDMA, 136 kilograms of cocaine and 15 kilograms of crystal methamphetamine was seized in the Netherlands, with a potential street value of $810 million.
The Dubai arrests
According to various international reports, the five men were dining together when they were arrested. The men, Michael and Fadi Ibrahim, Mustapha Dib, Stephen Elmir and Koder Jomaa could face extradition charges.
Michael and Fadi are brothers of known Australian based drugs kingpin John Ibrahim, while Jomaa operates healthy eatery and delivery service the Fit Food Kitchen in JLT.
"This result could not have been achieved without the comprehensive and on-going support of our partners in the UAE and The Netherlands."
“The people we allege are part of this syndicate are Middle Eastern organised crime figures that are well-known to law enforcement, and for decades this group has flaunted their wealth and activities, telling the community they were untouchable. Today, it should be obvious that they are not.
This result could not have been achieved without the comprehensive and on-going support of our partners in the UAE and The Netherlands. Because of their work, we are able to bring these people to account.”Assistant Commissioner Gaughan, Australian Police