A court case in Sydney
over the alleged importation of drug precursors involving the Hells Angels
bikie gang has been delayed by legal proceedings in the Netherlands.
Maziyar John Ebrahimi, the president of the Chinatown
chapter of the Hells Angels in Sydney, is one of four men charged over the
alleged plot to import more than half-a-tonne of pseudoephedrine from
The 34-year-old was arrested in August by investigators
from Strike Force Mindona, formed to target the importation of drug
Also arrested were a 43-year-old Australian man in the
Netherlands, a 65-year-old man on the New South Wales Central Coast and a
39-year-old United States citizen in central Sydney.
Ebrahimi appeared via video-link today in Sydney's Central
A lawyer for one of his co-accused told the court the case
could not proceed until a Dutch court sits this Friday to consider the fate
of the man held in custody there.
The matter will return to court in Sydney in November.
Pseudoephedrine is used to make methylamphetamine.
In announcing the arrests last month police said that on
the Central Coast they seized more than $70,000 cash plus 1.3 kilograms of
methylamphetamine, with an estimated street value of $1.3 million.
At that point investigators on the case had already seized
32kg of precursor drugs.
Ebrahimi's arrest came two weeks after Gangs Squad
officers raided and shut down the Hells Angels Chinatown clubhouse.