One in all Australia’s most wished crime lords has been pictured eating with a former prime Comancheros bikie following the Australian Federal Police’s sting on a worldwide organised crime syndicate.
Australian, U.S., and European authorities carried out raids the world over on Tuesday, with 4,000 cops in Australia arresting 224 accused organised crime figures and seizing tonnes of medication, hundreds of thousands in money and different contraband and luxurious items in Operation Ironside.
A few of the world’s largest crooks started utilizing ‘AN0M’ branded telephones with encrypted messaging nearly three years in the past, not realising the app had been secretly created by police they usually had been studying each phrase.
The app gained foreign money within the underworld after being promoted by legal figures together with Australia’s most wished man, flamboyant ‘Fb Gangster’ and alleged drug lord/Comanchero affiliate Hakan Ayik.
He promoted use of the app and particular telephones after they had been initially circulated amongst crime figures by police informants.
A resurfaced image from 2015 reveals Ayik eating with Australian ex bikie Baris Tukel, who was hit with racketeering fees by the FBI.
A resurfaced image from 2015 has proven Ayik eating with Australian former bikie Baris Tukel, who was hit with racketeering fees by the FBI
Australia’s most wished Hakan Ayik (centre) was influential in spreading the AN0M app by way of his legal networks, it has been claimed
Cocaine, MDMA, steroids, giant sums of money, ammunition, three cellphones, a cash counter, scales and a gel blaster handgun had been allegedly uncovered as a part of the raid
On Wednesday night time Ayik’s Dutch spouse Fleur Messelink uploaded the picture to Instagram displaying the group of associates at a excessive finish restaurant within the Turkish capital Istanbul, earlier than later deleting it.
The FBI charged each Tukel, a former Comanchero Sergeant-at-Arms, and Ayik with racketeering following Operation Ironside after following their actions on the encrypted app AN0M.
Australian police have warned Ayik – dubbed the ‘Fb gangster’ for the flashy life-style he reveals off on social media – he’s a marked man after unwittingly peddling the ‘malicious program’ app to his underworld associates.
With the alleged ‘Aussie cartel’ now crippled because of the crafty worldwide scheme, police say they need suspected drug kingpin Ayik, now hiding in Turkey, to show himself in and shield his household.
AFP Commissioner Reece Kershaw stated the person nicknamed the ‘Fb Gangster’ is now going through the specter of reprisals after he unwittingly inspired different criminals to make use of the app.
‘Given the risk he faces, he is finest off handing himself into us as quickly as he can,’ he says.
‘He was one of many coordinators of this specific machine, so he is basically arrange his personal colleagues.’
The surveillance of the AN0M communication platform has resulted within the arrest of greater than 220 Australian organised crime figures since 2018.
The surveillance of the AN0M communication platform has resulted within the arrest of greater than 220 Australian organised crime figures since 2018. Pictured: Cash seized by the AFP throughout raids
The AFP additionally stated on Tuesday it had seized 3.7 tonnes of medication, greater than 100 weapons and nearly $45 million in money as a part of the operation since 2018
Offenders are linked to the Australian-based Italian mafia, outlaw bike gangs, Asian crime syndicates and Albanian organised crime figures. Pictured: proof seized by the AFP following raids
Greater than 100 of those people have now been charged.
Offenders are linked to the Australian-based Italian mafia, outlaw bike gangs, Asian crime syndicates and Albanian organised crime figures.
The communications discovered on the platform revealed 21 homicide plots, gun distribution exercise and mass drug trafficking, Australian Federal Police say.
The AFP additionally stated on Tuesday it had seized 3.7 tonnes of medication, greater than 100 weapons and nearly $45 million in money as a part of the operation since 2018.
The worldwide operation has prompted mass arrests throughout 18 international locations and the AFP intends to extradite and cost quite a few residents abroad.
Commissioner Kershaw informed reporters organised crime figures brazenly and unashamedly mentioned their actions on the ANoM platform, unaware police had been monitoring their discussions.