Mahmoud "Mick" Hawi, Comanchero
president, pictured outside Central Local Court, was
one of the targets of a planned hit.Source: News
HOW much does it cost to have a
feared boss of one of Sydney's outlaw motorcycle gangs
If the targets were the two former presidents
of the Comanchero motorcycle gang, Mahmoud "Mick" Hawi and Duax
"Dax" Ngakuru, the going rate would be $100,000 per hit,
according to Sydney's underworld figures.
That was the case in 2009 when a crime figure
we can't legally name put the word out to Sydney's underbelly
that they wanted the two bikies dead.
But it seems even underworld executions are
subject to market forces with the price tag on the heads of the
two bikies creeping up to $500,000 due to a lack of supply
willing hit-men and women.
Law & Order knows this because we were leaked
a police statement given by a rollover witness in a court case
where the supergrass explained a discussion they had with the
person on trial.
The statement detailed the conversation about
the economics of Sydney underworld hits.
We can't legally reveal who wanted Hawi and
Ngakuru dead because the information didn't get read in open
The information didn't directly relate to the
charges being prosecuted in court case so it was deemed
unnecessary to the case, our source said.
What we can reveal is that the underworld
figure in question was so desperate to have Hawi and Ngakuru
knocked they offered $500,000 but had no takers for six months.
The character then revealed he found someone
who would do it for $100,000 but the hit didn't take place for
Hawi was last year sentenced to at least 21
years in jail for the murder of Hells Angels associate Anthony
Zervas in the notorious Sydney Airport brawl of 2009. Ngakuru
fled overseas in 2011.
As for the witness, they have changed their
name and are living in parts unknown under witness