Raid raises a few eye­brows

The Sunday Times - - News - BRENDEN HILLS

THEY were look­ing for drugs, guns and the ac­cou­trements of the gang­ster life.

But what the cops who raided Kings Cross iden­tity John Ibrahim’s cliff-top man­sion got in­stead were eye­brows.

Two sets, to be pre­cise that were still on the wax strip that was used to rip them from their for­mer own­ers’ fore­heads.

Of­fi­cers say they found the fol­li­cles in the lounge of the for­mer night­club owner’s Dover Heights home on Au­gust 8 last year.

When asked whose they were, Ibrahim replied on Fri­day: “No com­ment.”

A pos­si­ble ex­pla­na­tion is they were tro­phies from the pun­ish­ment handed out to Ryan Wats­ford and Jaron Ch­ester, who were al­legedly caught skim­ming money from mem­bers of the Ibrahim fam­ily.

While it doesn’t fit with stereo­typ­i­cal Kings Cross pun­ish­ments such as knee-cap­pings or re­mov­ing tat­toos with cheese graters, Wats­ford and Ch­ester had their heads shaved and their eye­brows re­moved in May 2017. This was be­fore they were charged over their al­leged roles in an in­ter­na­tional to­bacco and drug-smug­gling syn­di­cate.

Hair rais­ing: John Ibrahim, above, and below, one of the pairs of eye­brows seized by po­lice.

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