Household and pals gathered at Lakemba mosque earlier than heading to Rookwood Cemetery for Omar Zahed’s funeral after he was executed at Bodyfit Health club, Auburn, on Tuesday night time.
His brother, and Comancheros boss, Tarek remains to be in a critical situation in hospital after he was struck by 10 bullets on the fitness center.
Absent from right this moment’s funeral was the Zahed’s different brother, Abdul, who remained in custody on prices unrelated to the taking pictures after he was refused bail at NSW Supreme Court docket.
NSW Police and Raptor squad officers, the group which targets the gangland crime, had been extremely seen all through the funeral proceedings.
It comes as NSW Police Assistant Commissioner Stuart Smith blamed weak legal guidelines for organised crime operating rampant throughout the nation.
In a briefing leaked to 9 Newspapers, Smith informed cupboard ministers the present laws was not adequate to crack down on legal syndicates.
“With the current legislation and the current powers, we’re (police) swinging a pool noodle and they’ve (crime bosses) got guns,” Smith mentioned.
Former Police Minister David Elliott mentioned the federal government must be “very, very serious if we are going to attack organised crime”.