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Mahmoud ‘Brownie’ Ahmad, known as the ‘Mr. Big’ of Sydney’s crime world was shot outside a home on Narelle Crescent in Greenacre at about 9.30 pm Wednesday.
Mahmoud ‘Brownie’ Ahmad was 34 years old.
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A notorious underworld crime figure has been killed in a hail of bullets just days after it was revealed a million-dollar bounty had been placed on him.
Mahmoud ‘Brownie’ Ahmad, known as the ‘Mr. Big’ of Sydney’s crime world was shot outside a home on Narelle Crescent in Greenacre at about 9.30 pm Wednesday. NSW Police were aware of a million-dollar contract to kill Ahmed placed by rival crime figures and had repeatedly warned him, but he defiantly chose to remain in Sydney.
The gunman fled the scene with a burnt-out Porsche four-wheel-drive found shortly after in a nearby street – though it is unconfirmed if the two incidents are linked. Ahmed had only recently been released from prison after serving five years for the manslaughter of another underworld figure at a Sydney scrapyard in 2016. In a statement on Wednesday night, NSW Police said they were investigating after ‘reports of a public place shooting’
‘About 9.30 pm on April 27 emergency services were called to Narelle Cres, Greenacre following reports of multiple shots fired, locating a man with multiple gunshot wounds,’ a spokesperson said.
‘He was treated by NSW Ambulance paramedics, however, he died at the scene. He is believed to be aged in his late 30s.’Detectives attached to Bankstown PAC have established a crime scene and are investigating.’Police said the Homicide Squad, Criminal Groups, and Raptor Squads were also in attendance and investigating.
‘Inquiries are also underway to determine whether two vehicles which were located on fire in Greenacre and Belmore are related to this incident.’ Ahmad pleaded guilty to the manslaughter of Safwan Charbaji in 2016 shortly after returning to Australia from Lebanon where he fled in the aftermath. He served five years in prison and was only released six months ago.
Charbaji was shot in a gunfight outside a southwest Sydney smash repair business owned by Ahmed’s brother Walid ‘Wally’ Ahmed.
Wally Ahmed was himself shot dead in a hail of bullets on the rooftop car park of Bankstown Centro shopping center weeks later – sparking a gangland war that would claim another four lives. Mahmoud Ahmed narrowly avoided a broad daylight hit that was set to be carried out in front of families at Rushcutters Bay Park overlooking Sydney Harbour in October last year.
He had been tipped off by police about a $1million bounty placed on him by the rival Alameddine clan. Officers warned him not to risk going to the park because of the dangers posed to bystanders and so he did not. Afterward, he briefly left Sydney for the Middle East and when he returned had been surrounding himself with allies in a bid for protection. Since 2020, NSW Police have focused considerable resources on a gangland war between the Alameddine and Hamzy groups which has seen at least seven people killed.
After a number of arrests and top-level Alameddine enforcer Masood Zakaria fleeing overseas, the war appeared to have quietened. But Ahmed’s death could ignite new blood-feud police will have to contend with. Police sources previously told Daily Mail Australia the organizations target vulnerable teenagers from an early age, luring them into the underworld with the promise of cash, infamy, and a sense of belonging. ‘They get them young,’ the source said.
‘These kids are usually the ones stealing the cars, pushing the drugs. It’s insidious.’ It’s alleged the chosen youths have ‘stolen cars down to an art’ and handed them over to the senior members accused of carrying out or soliciting hits on their enemies. Raptor detectives often find one – sometimes several – burnt-out stolen cars when they arrive at a crime scene linked to the Hamzys or Alameddines.
NSW Police assistant commissioner Peter Thurtell previously said there was no doubt the ongoing gang wars on the streets of western Sydney are drug-related.’They are organized criminal groups targeting each other,’ Asst Comm Thurtell said.