Australia’s most wanted gangster, Masood Zakaria, ordered the Ford Ranger, Harley Davidson, to be turned over
A $1.5 million dollar house, $200,000 in cash, Harley Davidson motorcycle and jet ski are among the list of luxuries that one of Australia’s most wanted crime bosses and his wife must hand over.
As Australian authorities work to extradite Masood Zakaria – a senior member of the notorious Alameddine crime network – from Turkey, local law officials are scrambling to curb his alleged ill-gotten gains.
Zakaria, 27, was captured by Turkish Special Forces during raids in the port city of Bodrum in January after he allegedly fled Sydney in late 2021 when an arrest warrant was issued for his alleged involvement in an attempted gang murder.
Now Daily Mail Australia can exclusively reveal that the NSW Crime Commission has taken action against his wife Azzah Zakaria – who is also known as Ezzat Alameddine – as she takes steps to freeze the couple’s assets.
Alameddine crime network boss Masood Zakaria (pictured) is due to appear before the NSW Crime Commission to explain how he got a list of luxury items
Documents obtained by Daily Mail Australia show the court is trying to recover money from their $1.5 million Greystanes home, a black 2014 Harley Davidson motorcycle and money in two ANZ bank accounts – all registered in Ms. Zakaria.
As for her husband, the court is interested in his 12-foot white and blue 2018 Yamaha PWC boat, 2020 Ford Ranger crew cab, silver boat trailer and $201,600, which were seized during a police raid in his father’s home in Westmead on December 8. 2021.
Zakaria and her husband have been ordered to disclose under oath the nature and location of all properties in which they have an interest at a Supreme Court hearing on June 19.
The alleged gangster will also be questioned about the 100 shares he owns in his company, Zak Services, the fund held in the company’s NAB bank account, as well as his 50 percent stake in Alpha Omega Pty Ltd.
Harley Davidson motorcycles produced in 2014 cost up to $26,000, 2020 Ford Ranger double cabs range from $22,900 to $75,400, and 2018 Yamaha jet skis can fetch up to $25,000.
According to the court orders, the couple will be asked to provide details such as the source of the money used to purchase the interest, the date of purchase and the location.
The couple’s $1.5 million Greystanes home (pictured) has been seized by the NSW Crime Commission
Zakaria allegedly instructed his wife Azza to provide false documents about her annual income and work when submitting their application for a home loan. In the photo: the former backyard of the Zakaria
The court is seeking information on how Ms. Zakaria bought a 2014 Harley Davidson motorcycle registered in her name (stock image)
Authorities are also interested in a 2020 Ford Ranger crew cab (stock image) registered under Masood Zakaria
The $201,600 in cash is currently being secured by the NSW Guardian, while police and the NSW Crime Commission have seized the couple’s other assets.
While the hearing is only weeks away, it remains doubtful whether they will appear in person – as Zakaria is still in Turkey and his wife is reportedly now living in Lebanon with their two children.
Zakaria, 27, was reported to have fled the country in December 2021 – just as an arrest warrant had been issued five months earlier for his alleged involvement in the attempted murder of rival gang member Ibrahem Hamze in Northern Sydney.
Police believe Zakaria was tipped off about their intention to arrest him and allegedly fled the country by traveling to Western Australia before taking a fishing boat to Malaysia.
After reportedly being on the run for more than a year, he was arrested in Turkey in January, while the Australian Federal Police (AFP) is currently negotiating with local authorities to send him home.
Pictured: A stock image of a 12-foot white and blue 2018 Yamaha PWC jet ski boat
The huge living room (pictured) was furnished with designer pieces, including Coco Chanel cushions and throws when it was put up for sale
The property was sold around June last year for $1.8 million. In the photo: the kitchen
During a Turkish court hearing last week, the AFP urged Turkish authorities to send Zarakia back Down Under.
Zakaria is due to appear in Turkish court again later this month, where it is believed he will challenge the extradition request Daily telegram reports.
The committee also has questions about a silver boat trailer from Zakaria (stock image)
Zakaria reportedly instructed his wife to falsify a series of documents about her annual income and employment history in order to get a loan to buy their sprawling Greystanes home in 2019.
After pleading guilty to falsely declaring income of $240,000, she was sentenced to 12 months community service in April 2022 and the house was seized by authorities.
The NSW Crime Commission put the property up for sale in May last year, but it came in at auction for $1.75 million before being snatched by a buyer the following month for $1.8 million.
After the sale, Ms. Zakaria reportedly left Australia for Lebanon, where other members of the Alameddine family currently live.
Daily Mail Australia does not suggest that Ms Zakaria is involved in her husband’s gang activities.
Zakaria’s father Omar was cleared in January of charges that he had hidden his son’s belongings in his home.
THE LUXURY PROPERTIES OF ZAKARIA
- The couple’s $1.5 million Greystanes home
- A black 2014 Harley Davidson motorcycle
- A white and blue 3.35m Yamaha PWC boat from 2018
- $201,600 in cash
- Money in two ANZ bank accounts registered in the name of Azzah Zakaria
- 100 shares in his company, Zak Services
- The fund is held in Zak Services’ NAB bank account
- Zak Services’ 50 percent share in Alpha Omega Pty Ltd