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NSW: Police confirm Darwiche was shooting victim

15 Mar 2009 3:09 PM
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SYDNEY, March 15 AAP - Police have confirmed that a man gunned down in a brazen daylight drive-by shooting in Sydney was alleged crime boss, Abdul Qadier Darwiche.

The 37-year-old Condell Park man died at the wheel of his car after being sprayed by gunfire on the Hume Highway at Miller Road, in Bass Hill, about 3.30pm (AEDT) on Saturday.

Police on Sunday afternoon confirmed newspaper reports that the victim had been Darwiche.

In September 2007, police Detective Inspector Michael Ryan publicly named Abdul Darwiche as the head of a "criminal syndicate", Fairfax reports.

In 2006, Darwiche was found not guilty of the attempted murder of Farouk "Frank" Razzack who allegedly headed a rival clan, it reports.

Abdul Darwiche is the older brother of Adnan "Eddie" Darwiche of Lakemba who has been jailed for a double murder.