Raid raises a few eyebrows
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.