Accused ‘mastermind Rebel bikie behind Pasquale Barbaro’s execution’ is a uni STUDENT – as it’s revealed four men charged with murder are being investigated over other gangland killings
- Four men allegedly linked to Rebels bikies are charged with murder
- The charges were laid following the execution of Pasquale Barbaro
- Siar Munshizada, 28, Abuzar Sultani, 27, Joshua Baines, 24, and Mirwais Danishyar, 23, faced court on Wednesday
- The men were arrested as part of the police raids on Tuesday
Four men with alleged links to Rebels bikie club are being investigated over other murders after facing courts across Sydney charged over the execution of crime figure Pasquale Barbaro.
Siar Munshizada, 28, Abuzar Sultani, 27, Joshua Baines, 24, and Mirwais Danishyar, 23, are now behind bars two weeks after police launched an operation to clean up Sydney’s gang warfare.
Heavily armed police stormed up to 13 properties, including four at Sydney’s Olympic Park, on Tuesday before nine men, aged from 18-29, were charged.
Sultani, who was allegedly the brains behind the killing, lived in an upmarket apartment and studied a masters of business administration at Macquarie University while juggling the underworld, reported The Daily Telegraph and The Sydney Morning Herald.
Abuzar Sultani, 27, a senior Rebels bikie, did not appear in person in Newtown Local Court and his lawyer did not apply for bail
The 27-year-old also known as ‘Afghani Abs’, was charged with the murder of underworld figure Pasquale Barbaro is alleged to have been a director of large-scale criminal activities for at least three years.
The senior Rebels bikie did not appear in person in Newtown Local Court and his lawyer did not apply for bail.
Along with the murder charge, the known Rebels member was slapped with 17 charges dating back to 2013 including directing the activities of a criminal group, numerous counts of commercial drug supply, possessing an unregistered gun and conspiracy to murder.
Documents tendered in court allege Sultani plotted to kill fellow Rebels member Ricky Ciano at Wamberal on the NSW Central Coast in August 2015.
Siar Munshizada, 28, appeared before Burwood Local Court accused over the November 14 murder
John Hajje, the lawyer for Siar Munshizada, flagged a possible bail application for the December 21 hearing
He is accused of multiple cases of assault, breaking and entering and robbery and is also allegedly implicated in serious assaults and drug supply matters as part of a ‘larger criminal group’.
Court papers allege police have found ‘vast amounts of money’ in the 27-year-old’s possession on numerous occasions, despite his having no legitimate employment or means to support himself.
Other charges involve the alleged supply of almost 5kg of the drug ice and 1.3kg of MDMA since August.
He is also accused of possessing 29 guns and more than 9300 rounds of various kinds of ammunition.
Sultani is due to face Burwood Court on December 21, when he is expected to apply for bail.
Joshua Baines, 24, did not appear in person at Parramatta Local Court before Magistrate Gary Still and did not apply for bail
Mirwais Danishyar, 23, was charged with driving offences and dishonestly possess interfered-with unique identifier along with murder. Pictured Siar Munshizada
Siar Munshizada, 28, appeared before Burwood Local Court accused over the November 14 murder in Earlwood in Sydney’s south.
Lawyer John Hajje flagged a possible bail application for Munshizada’s scheduled reappearance for hearing on December 21.
‘It’s always possible,’ Mr Hajje told reporters outside court.
Joshua Baines, 24, did not appear in person at Parramatta Local Court before Magistrate Gary Still and did not apply for bail, which was formally refused.
His lawyer, Ljupka Subeska, requested the matters go to Burwood Local Court next month to ‘marry up with the various co-accused’.
She said a possible bail application could be made at that time.
Mr Still agreed to adjourn the matters to Burwood Local Court on December 21 and said Baines would be required to enter a plea when he appears via audio-visual link.
Outside court Ms Subeska said Baines is ‘certainly not’ a killer.
Baines has also been charged with stealing three diamond rings from a commercial diamond trader at Bondi Junction in November 2014, and with intimidating a man in North Sydney in October 2014.
The fourth person, Mirwais Danishyar, 23, was charged with murder, driving offences, dishonestly possess interfered-with unique identifier and participate in a criminal group was also refused bail.
Heavily armed police stormed up to 13 properties, including four at Sydney’s Olympic Park, on Tuesday before nine men were arrested
The co-accused will reappear for a hearing on December 21
The co-ordinated sting of arrests comes less than two weeks after NSW Police Commissioner Andrew Scipione launched Strike Force Osprey after a spate of bloody executions of notorious crime figures on Sydney’s streets.
The assassination of Barbaro, gunned down on an Earlwood footpath two weeks ago, is the latest in a spate of underworld killings in the city this year.
In April, convicted killer Walid Ahmad, 40, was gunned down on the rooftop car park of Bankstown Central shopping centre.
His murder is believed to be in retaliation for the fatal shooting of Safwan Charbaji outside a Condell Park panel beater’s several weeks earlier.