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Strike Force Courier Media Release

NSW Police Criminal Groups Squad detectives have charged two men as part of ongoing investigations into the shooting murder of Mejid Hamzy in October 2020.

Detectives from State Crime Command’s Criminal Groups Squad established Strike Force Courier to investigate the shooting murder and were assisted throughout their inquiries by the NSW Crime Commission.

On Wednesday 14 July 2021, detectives executed a Firearms Prohibition Order search and six search warrants at Liverpool, Peakhurst, Bringelly and Helensburgh. Officers seized four vehicles including a suspected stolen Porsche, vehicle parts and jewellery.

A man police allege was involved in the planning of the murder was arrested at a home in Liverpool and charged with 17 offences including:

  • murder
  • knowingly deal with proceeds of crime (x2)
  • recklessly deal with proceeds of crime (x8)
  • drive motor vehicle during disqualification period
  • police pursuit - not stop - drive recklessly
  • drive recklessly/furiously or speed/manner dangerous
  • possess prohibited drug
  • deal with property proceeds of crime
  • knowingly facilitate organised car rebirthing activity.

A second man was arrested outside a home at Croydon and charged with six offences including:

  • deal with property proceeds of crime
  • manufacture prohibited drug (indictable quantity, not cannabis)
  • possess drug manufacture apparatus make prohibited drug
  • possess precursor intend to use in manufacture/production
  • possess amount of precursor prescribed by regulations
  • supply prohibited drug (indictable quantity).

Minister for Police and Emergency Services, The Hon. David Elliott, acknowledged efforts of investigators and the NSW Police Raptor Squad that led to these recent arrests, “We know that COVID-19 hasn’t stopped crooks, but more importantly it hasn’t hampered these significant police investigations”, Mr Elliott said.

Investigations under Strike Force Courier remain ongoing.