Alen Moradian Death – Police are considering the shooting death of a prominent figure in Australia’s cocaine trade as an organized criminal hit. The victim was shot dead as he was in his car in an underground parking garage in Sydney’s eastern suburbs. Although the inquiry was still in its early stages, New South Wales police said on Tuesday that they thought two shooters were responsible for the death of Alen Moradian. Moradian has connections to the Comanchero outlaw motorbike club, according to Det Supt Danny Doherty.
Shooting at Bondi Junction
Around 8.30 am, Bondi Junction’s Spring Street received a call from emergency services stating that a guy sitting in a stopped car had been shot, according to police. Police have not yet formally recognized Moradian, who was in his late 40s and passed away there. In 2011 he received a minimum six-year prison term for importing and selling a significant amount of cocaine.
The court was informed during Moradian’s trial that he and his wife, Natasha Youkhana, lived a life of luxury, using drug proceeds to purchase real estate, high-end furnishings, jewelry, a wedding reception, luxurious travel, and lodging. Youkhana was shown in an email asking her spouse to adopt a more “Tony Soprano”-like persona out of worry that their extravagant lifestyle might lead to them being discovered.
No suspect arrested by police
Police are looking for anyone who may have seen anything unusual before or after the incident on Tuesday morning. They will review local CCTV footage taken in the vicinity. Detectives also looked at two burned-out vehicles: a Porsche discovered on James Street in Bondi Junction and a Holden Commodore discovered on Cook Lane in Zetland. Three crime scenes have been formed, and specialized police will investigate each of them.
A representative for NSW Ambulance confirmed that the organization had several cars on the scene. They claimed that there had been only one participant and no one had been brought to the hospital. Parts of Bondi Junction between Spring and Denison streets would be blocked to all vehicles, pedestrians, and cyclists for a period of time, according to a previous announcement from Waverley Council. According to police, no one had been detained in connection with the incident.
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