Ex-Nomads outlaw gang president says his cousin Sam Ibrahim will ‘live like a king’ when he’s deported to Lebanon – and claims the notorious bikie boss is filthy rich
- Underworld figure Sam Ibrahim was secretly flown over to Perth on Thursday
- Ibrahim, brother of Kings Cross identity John Ibrahim, was paroled last month
- He was due to move to Sydney’s Villawood Detention Centre a short time later
- Due to safety concerns he was kept in jail as he awaits deportation to Lebanon
- Ibrahim’s permanent residency visa was cancelled in 2015 following his arrest
A notorious convicted killer claims his career criminal cousin Hassan ‘Sam’ Ibrahim will ‘live like a king’ if deported from Australia to Lebanon.
Ibrahim, the brother of Kings Cross identity John Ibrahim, was handed over to federal authorities on Thursday in preparation for his deportation.
Former national president of the Nomads bikie gang Mouhamed ‘Moudi’ Tajjour spoke out about his cousin’s sudden deportation on Friday.
Former bikie boss Hassan ‘Sam’ Ibrahim was 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
‘My cousin got deported. Lot of people are talking s**t, but you all are sad to think he is being published…he’s a multi-millionaire, he will live like a king’s king in Lebanon and most likely travel across the globe,’ he wrote in a post on Instagram.
‘So if anyone think he is suffering lol (laugh out loud). He’s actually most likely deep down happy to be finally free.
‘May his journey be as peaceful as can be. To the haters keep hating.’
Tajjour, who has developed a cult social media following, was raised by the Ibrahim family after his father abandoned him.
He joined the Nomads bikie gang when he was just 15 but struggled to become a full-patched member as his colours were repeatedly taken off him for fighting with members inside the club.
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He has remained close with the Ibrahim family, crediting them with his success.
‘They raised me. If it wasn’t for them me and my brother wouldn’t be who we are today,’ he told the Daily Telegraph in 2019.
‘I’m grateful to them. They brought me into this life. We’re still very tight.
‘Just because now I’ve got my own name, I’m a somebody now, I came up through the ranks of the Ibrahim family with my cousins. I don’t forget that. My cousins were the kings.’
Mouhamed ‘Moudi’ Tajjour (pictured with ex-wife Sanaa Mehajer) spoke out about his cousin’s deportation on Friday, saying Ibrahim will relish life outside of Australia
Sydney-based convicted killer Moudi Tajjour spoke out about cousin’s deportation on Friday, saying Ibrahim will relish life outside of Australia
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, 55, 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.
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
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.