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Current organized crime activity in Sydney's underworld

Unread post by Crymz » March 10th, 2008, 3:46 pm

Most people know about the Gangland Killings down in Melbourne which involved elite organized crime mobsters such as Carl Williams, The Moran Family, Tony Mokbel, The Carlton Crew etc..

But does anyone here know of Sydney's equivalent?
The only ones I know of are Michael Hurley, Abe Saffron, Dlasthr, 5T and triad groups around Chinatown..
Yet most of these are in the past and are no longer operating within Sydney's underworld..

Does anyone know of any organized crime figures and/or mob bosses around Sydney who are currently operating? This includes what they do and their location etc..
Share your stories...

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Unread post by Unbreakable » March 10th, 2008, 4:17 pm

Chopper ruled the underworld in melbourne. Infact ppl were so scare do fhim they ran out of the country simply cause he was getting out of jail. He also took out the Greek and Sammy the Turk which were heavy udnerworld players there.

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Unread post by Unbreakable » March 10th, 2008, 5:03 pm

Chopper puts the G in Gangster and the M in mad.

http://www.theage.com.au/news/in-depth/ ... e=fullpage
http://www.melbournecrime.bizhosting.co ... kmakis.htm

'he relentlessly unfolding narrative of Gangland Australia leaves little room for sociological speculation as to the reasons behind Australia's rich criminal history. The authors pondered the "whys" privately, and developed the theory that the nation's convict origins had forged a tradition of hyper-masculinity: "When Australia started it was essentially composed of two gangs: the jailers and the jailed. The people who were guarding weren't really that much more noble than the people who were being guarded.

"I think we've confirmed our supposition that there was this gang mentality right from the beginning, an anti-authoritarian rebellious streak that forced men to be hyper-masculine."

Many of the contacts she made in those years helped with the research for Gangland Australia. Some were prepared to go on the record; many weren't. She admires the well-planned crime and the audaciousness of some of the robberies, and dislikes the thugs, none of whom would have scored an invitation to her dinner party. One of the worst of the worst, she says, was Alex Tsakmakis, who trussed up a man with chicken wire and threw him into the bay over a money dispute, and while out on bail in 1978 robbed the Hawthorn Tattslotto agency, shooting the owner and his wife in the head (they survived). Before he was killed in prison by Russell Street bomber Craig Minogue in 1988, Tsamakis was famously stabbed in the neck by Chopper Read, "to teach him some manners".'

I wonder if CHopper would tyr teaching tookie some manners lol.

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Unread post by Crymz » March 10th, 2008, 7:33 pm

I don't care about Chopper... He ruled the Melbourne underworld over twenty years ago...

I made this thread specifically for SYDNEY organized crime only.. And that which is still active today..

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Unread post by thewestside » March 10th, 2008, 11:26 pm

The Italian 'Ndranghta is very active throughout Australia. The Nirta, Rizzotto, and Pelle clans operate in Canberra. As do the Pochi, Calabria, Barbaro, and Trimboli clans. The Rizzotto clan also operates in Sydney with the permission of Salvatore Alvaro, who controls the western suburb areas from Fairfield to Canley Vale, where he shares power with the Cannistra clan, who themselves control marijuana distribution in Sydney, Canberra, and Griffith. George Ziziros operated gambling dens in Canberra before opening up the Goulburn Club in Sydney. Other 'Ndrangheta clans active in the area are the Sergi, Romeo, Musitano, Ielasi, Pollifrone, and Polimeni clans, as well as remnants of the Papalia clan. Clans of the Italian Sacra Corona Unita are also involved in gambling operations in Sydney. The Rispoli and Romeo families control much of the gambling rackets on the West Coast. A group of Sicilian and Calabrese clans are active in the area's heroin trade. You have the Censori family operating from Perth. They have longstanding ties to the Carlton crew. The Filippetti family from Wollongong New South Wales, as well as the Marchigiano family. The Magnifico family controls gambling dens in both Sydney and Haberfield. In Southern Australia the 'Ndrangheta is made up of the Barbaro, Sergi, Alvaro, Nirta, Romeo, Perre, Trimboli, and Musitano-Pollifrone clans. The Perre family is active in massive marijuana operations in the Northern Terriotry, along with the Greek mob. Active in Melbourne are the Italiano, Arena, Muratore, Benvenuto, and Trimboli clans. Romanian gangsters are also active in gambling and heroin operations in Melbourne, Sydney, and the New South Wales Central Coast. Lebanese and Albanians are also active in the drug trade, although they are on the lower end of the drug hierarchy.

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Unread post by Crymz » March 11th, 2008, 4:43 am

^^ Brilliant information man.. I didnt realise their were so many Italian crime families within NSW, especially within Wollongong which is where I reside..

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Unread post by Crymz » March 31st, 2008, 9:15 pm

Uppin..


The Ibrahim family who are closely affiliatied with the Nomads MC run a lot of clubs in King's Cross.
You'll find that the owners of nightclubs, strip clubs etc. are mostly run by powerful gangsters within that local area.

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Unread post by certified81 » April 1st, 2008, 5:35 am

The Ibrahim brothers were actually the ones who pulled the strings of Carl Williams.....what the media fucked up was in their portrayal of Carl Williams.... Carl was a NOBODY...HE WASNT SHIT. His strings were being pulled and nothing was done on his own accord, he was told what to do . . . . . . .

Believe me or doubt me thats what i know.....

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Unread post by Crymz » April 9th, 2008, 7:50 pm

^^ I heavily doubt that...


Along with it though, Danny Karam was also a big player in Sydney's underworld.. He controlled a lot of the drug scene in King's Cross along with members of his syndicate, DK's Boys.

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Unread post by londonpride » April 12th, 2008, 8:38 pm

Aussie mafia resurface in $38b cocaine ring
Friday Apr 11 15:00 AEST
By ninemsn staff


The Italian mafia is making a comeback in Australia through a global cocaine ring, according to Italian authorities.

The Anti-Mafia Commission claims in a new report that the mobster's Australian branch is playing a key role in transporting drugs out of South America as part of a $38 billion operation worldwide, news.com.au reports.

The revelations contradict recent statements by Australian law enforcement officials describing the local Calabrian mafia as being in decline from the 1990s.




The report, tabled with the Italian parliament two months ago, names a number of Australian "families" — Papalia, Sergi, Barbaro and Perre — as being current players in the infamous international 'Ndrangheta crime group.

The 'Ndrangheta group migrated to Australia from Italy in the 1930s and gained notoriety in 1977 when it was blamed for the shooting death of anti-drugs activist Donald Mackay in country NSW.

According to the Italian report — the culmination of a four-year long investigation by anti-mafia authorities — 'Ndrangheta also continues to use Australia as a base for its intricate money laundering operations.

"It offers the same, recognisable brand and identical criminal product all over the world," the report said.

"Part of the recycling [money laundering] happened in Australia using a sophisticated method, with specialists able to take care of bank movements needed for transferring the money."

The syndicate is known to transport cocaine by concealing it in hollowed-out marble bricks, the report said.

'Ndrangheta is described as operating with no set chain of command but rather like a network of "franchises" similar to terrorist group al-Qaeda's tentacle structure.

http://news.ninemsn.com.au/article.aspx?id=445669

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Unread post by TeeKay » April 12th, 2008, 8:53 pm

I remember a TV show bein on TV a while back called "Blue Murder" about some crims in oz,you know of this one crymz?

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Unread post by thewestside » April 12th, 2008, 9:55 pm

Australian arm of Italian mafia in $38b cocaine trade
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April 11, 2008


The Australian arm of the Italian mafia has surfaced as a key player in a $38 billion cocaine trafficking operation, Italian authorities say.

Italian authorities say the Calabrian mafia in Australia has been instrumental in creating a “real criminal network”, transporting drugs globally from South America and laundering the proceeds through sophisticated banking schemes.

The allegations are contained in a report to the Italian Parliament by the Anti-Mafia Commission which details the results of a four-year investigation and challenges the view of Australian authorities that mafia operations here had declined by the 1990s.

The resurgent crime network has little central control, however, with the criminals operating franchise operations “like a fast-food chain”, the report says.

The Italian report names several “families” established here - including the Sergi, Barbaro, Perre and Papalia clans - as being part of the secretive Italian ‘Ndrangheta crime group.

“The network was formed by the criminals in southern Italy, with import-export duties granting the drugs to Australia (where the clan had another base),” the report says.

“They used to make holes in marble bricks to conceal the transportation of hundreds of kilograms of cocaine.

“Part of the recycling (money laundering) happened in Australia using a sophisticated method, with specialists able to take care of bank movements needed for transferring the money.”

The ‘Ndrangheta - also known as L’Onorata Societa or Honoured Society – became notorious in Australia in the 1970s when anti-drugs campaigner Donald Mackay was gunned down in a hotel car park in rural NSW sparking a royal commission into drug trafficking.

The Commission report says ‘Ndrangheta members first came to Australia in the 1930s and today the group provides an effectively franchised structure and culture in its global operations.

“It (‘ndrangheta) offers the same, recognisable brand and identical criminal product all over the world,” the Italian report says.

The group has developed “like al-Qaeda with a similar tentacular structure”, without a centralised leadership, with Australian cells linked to those in Italy, Spain, Venezuela and Colombia and forming a global trafficking network.

The most recent Australian report on the Calabrian mafia was published almost 13 years ago.

This week the Australian Crime Commission said it stood by a 1995 report by its predecessor – the National Crime Authority (NCA) - which suggested the mafia’s activities in Australia were in decline.

Former NCA chairman John Broome, an expert on trans-national financial crime, said there were reports the mafia was regrouping in Australia, and saying Italian organised crime groups were laundering money here was “like saying the sun rises in the east”.

“I have certainly seen references in more recent times to a ‘resurgence’ of Italian (organised) crime,” Professor Broome said.

“I would certainly believe that anybody involved in serious crime in Australia needs to launder that money… and I’ve certainly seen some references to Italians being involved in that sort of process.”

Professor Broome said the 1995 report changed the belief held by authorities about “the Italians” being a highly organised and structured unit.

“The main message that came out of all that was, in so far as there were Italians involved in criminal activity in Australia, the picture was very different than that painted by the American law enforcement’s experience.

“It was not the ‘crime family’ situation as it was in other places.”

He said following the NCA report’s release, authorities viewed crime figures as individual entrepreneurs and not being members of a hierarchy.

Italian authorities have previously said Colombian drug cartels almost “exclusively” sell their product to the Calabrian mafia because they trusted members more than those from other organisations.

They have also said the ‘Ndrangheta had a monopoly on the European cocaine trade and claimed the organisation had an estimated annual turnover of nearly 36 billion Euros ($61 billion).

The cocaine trafficking network is believed to be worth $38 billion.

It was also revealed this week that the Italian mafia had joined forces with Dutch and Chinese to flood Australia with ecstasy with the Italian’s extensive network of contacts used to keep the smuggling secret.

http://www.news.com.au/heraldsun/story/ ... 62,00.html

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Unread post by JohnnyRed » April 13th, 2008, 11:21 am

Westside I remember once you said something about Albanian criminals in Australlia, can you, or do you know of any articles or sources that give out some information about them there. I never knew there was any Albanian criminal activity in Australlia.

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Unread post by TeeKay » April 13th, 2008, 10:04 pm

JohnnyRed wrote:Westside I remember once you said something about Albanian criminals in Australlia, can you, or do you know of any articles or sources that give out some information about them there. I never knew there was any Albanian criminal activity in Australlia.
Having been to Australia,there isnt a sizeable population of them but from what i hear their local criminals that dont have as much ties to their homelands back in the Balkans.
They usually work with Lebs at times doing the same business they do.

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Unread post by JohnnyRed » April 13th, 2008, 10:25 pm

TeeKay wrote:
JohnnyRed wrote:Westside I remember once you said something about Albanian criminals in Australlia, can you, or do you know of any articles or sources that give out some information about them there. I never knew there was any Albanian criminal activity in Australlia.
Having been to Australia,there isnt a sizeable population of them but from what i hear their local criminals that dont have as much ties to their homelands back in the Balkans.
They usually work with Lebs at times doing the same business they do.

What business would that be? And what do you mean local criminals?

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Unread post by flame_guards_member1 » April 13th, 2008, 11:14 pm

JohnnyRed wrote:
TeeKay wrote:
JohnnyRed wrote:Westside I remember once you said something about Albanian criminals in Australlia, can you, or do you know of any articles or sources that give out some information about them there. I never knew there was any Albanian criminal activity in Australlia.
Having been to Australia,there isnt a sizeable population of them but from what i hear their local criminals that dont have as much ties to their homelands back in the Balkans.
They usually work with Lebs at times doing the same business they do.

What business would that be? And what do you mean local criminals?
Local as in one perticular area or city, but not widespread across the country to other cities and towns. Slave Ivanov, for example, is a millionare mobster in my town who owns his own hotel and resturaunt, and has owned other businesses. He is a local mobster because his scope of activities major only in my town, even though he may have activites and connections to/in other towns and cities around Macedonia or even the Balkans, he is local because he has no major influance anywhere else.

I also think he means they're not as powerful in Australia as they would be in the Balkans or even the USA. In other words, more minor, petty and less influental than most of the other groups.

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Unread post by flame_guards_member1 » April 13th, 2008, 11:16 pm

It may also mean they haven't considered, payed attention into, or haven't been able to expand into other countries besides Australia or any cities that are in there. In this case, they stay local.

Small criminals, in other words. There's no need for expansion when business and interest is in the area they are occupying.

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Unread post by JohnnyRed » April 14th, 2008, 9:30 am

What do you mean local criminals teekay? And what type of business are they active in? Drugs?

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Unread post by flame_guards_member1 » April 14th, 2008, 1:43 pm

I answered the local criminals part, as for the business, I don't know because however expansive my knowledge is, in a field I know more than others, others I have limitations in.

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Unread post by flame_guards_member1 » April 14th, 2008, 1:44 pm

flame_guards_member1 wrote:I answered the local criminals part, as for the business, I don't know because however expansive my knowledge is, in a field I know more than others, others I have limitations in.
Or know less.

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Unread post by thewestside » April 14th, 2008, 10:38 pm

JohnnyRed wrote:Westside I remember once you said something about Albanian criminals in Australlia, can you, or do you know of any articles or sources that give out some information about them there. I never knew there was any Albanian criminal activity in Australlia.
Albanians have actually been in Australia for decades, but have only begun to emigrate there in larger numbers since the 1990's. From what I remember, there were over 11,000 Albanians living in Australia back in 2006. No doubt that number has grown since then.

Australia is a lot like Canada, in that it is a country where a number of crime groups operate and the government is only beginning to address it. Like Canada, there are Italian, Chinese, Eastern-European, Middle Eastern, and biker groups. Compared to some of the others, the Albanians are still small in numbers. But they have staked out their own turf, mainly on the lower end of the drug chain. But I'm sure their activities will expand as their numbers grow.

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Unread post by Crymz » April 15th, 2008, 4:39 am

So in the midst of all of this.. which crime syndicate and/or gang do you think is the most powerful and potentially dangerous in Sydney?

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Unread post by thewestside » April 15th, 2008, 10:28 am

Crymz wrote:So in the midst of all of this.. which crime syndicate and/or gang do you think is the most powerful and potentially dangerous in Sydney?
If I had to single one out it would be the Italian 'Ndrangheta. They are the most entrenched of all the crime groups in the country and control much of the narcotics supply and other rackets.

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Unread post by JohnnyRed » April 15th, 2008, 1:43 pm

Australlia seems like a good place for crime lol.

I dont really know the number of Albanians in Australlia but Im sure its not alot. What do they sell? Cocaine or Heroin down there? Are there any Albanian outfits there or no? I would have never expected them to do anything, from what Albanians in NY say, Albanians in Australlia are the good, smart ones who have something going for them and dont get involved in those type of things. Anyway any more information you can provide westside would be good.

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Unread post by thewestside » April 15th, 2008, 5:11 pm

JohnnyRed wrote:Australlia seems like a good place for crime lol.

I dont really know the number of Albanians in Australlia but Im sure its not alot. What do they sell? Cocaine or Heroin down there? Are there any Albanian outfits there or no? I would have never expected them to do anything, from what Albanians in NY say, Albanians in Australlia are the good, smart ones who have something going for them and dont get involved in those type of things. Anyway any more information you can provide westside would be good.
All I know about Albanians in Australia is they are involved in lower level drug trafficking. I would assume that would include most drugs. And I'm sure they are involved in other activities as well. There numbers just aren't big enough yet where there is a substantial amount of information about them.

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Unread post by TeeKay » April 15th, 2008, 10:11 pm

JohnnyRed wrote:Australlia seems like a good place for crime lol.

I dont really know the number of Albanians in Australlia but Im sure its not alot. What do they sell? Cocaine or Heroin down there? Are there any Albanian outfits there or no? I would have never expected them to do anything, from what Albanians in NY say, Albanians in Australlia are the good, smart ones who have something going for them and dont get involved in those type of things. Anyway any more information you can provide westside would be good.
Like i said before they were more into local crimes,im not sure if they act as clans or families but if its drugs,Heroin and ecstasy would probably be the ones that their pushing.

Meth and speed come from a lot of the Bikers and Asian groups around Sydney and Melbourne.

Theres a few local Serbian criminals active in both cities.

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Unread post by Crymz » May 2nd, 2008, 6:10 am

Uppin..

How are the organised crime levels these days in Kings Cross?

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Unread post by Crymz » May 20th, 2008, 12:10 am

uppin

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Unread post by thewestside » May 20th, 2008, 2:44 am

The late Abe Saffron will always be synonymous with crime in Kings Cross. I've read that they've tried to give the sex industry in the area a makeover. Don't know how successful that has been. You've got the Italians on the higher end of the drug chain, the Vietnamese on the lower end. Biker groups are still big there as they've always been.

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Unread post by Faciulina » May 20th, 2008, 9:17 am

So in the midst of all of this.. which crime syndicate and/or gang do you think is the most powerful and potentially dangerous in Sydney?
it's easy, the NDRANGHETA, like the rest of australia it is stronger than ever today, almost like sicilians in 1970s and 1980s, only God knows how strong these guys are

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