Sunday, November 26, 2023

Hakan Ayik - Australia's top drug importer busted

Hakan Ayik was arrested in Turkey with 36 others 3 weeks ago. Ayik is known as the 'Facebook gangster' due to his love for self-promotion.
In August 2017 plans were made for dinner in Dubai for the two younger brothers of Kings Cross identity John Ibrahim and three major players of Sydney's underworld. Australian cops had been waiting for more than two years and after dinner Dubai police's anti-narcotics unit swooped in, arresting five huge players in Australia's drug trade.

The Ibrahim brothers
The Dubai arrests, which also included Sydney underworld figures Steven Fawaz Elmir, Hakan Arif and Mustapha Dib, triggered raids by more than 500 cops at 30 properties across Sydney. The investigation, known as Operation Veyda, resulted in the seizure of 1.8 tonnes of MDMA, 136 kg of cocaine, 15 kg of meth and $5.5m in cash. The drugs, from the Netherlands, were meant to make their way into Australia via corrupt border officials.
Comanchero and drug lord Hakan Ayik fled to his native Istanbul. Oz press tracked Ayik down easily and found him owning the Kings Cross Hotel in Istanbul and living in high-end properties. He had changed his name to Hakan Reis and disguised his appearance with plastic surgery. He subsequently popped up in tapped calls with drug suppliers in Australia discussing overseas importation. Ayik founded a massive drug importation business by the age of 32 by forging alliances with the Chinese triads, Indian chemical suppliers and Comanchero bikers. He has been a fugitive since 2010.