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Eze Ndigbo Australia Jailed For Running Drug, Crime Syndicate

Posted: May 7, 2015 at 4:34 am   /   by   /   comments (0)

Ejike Omenazu,  Lagos


The Eze Ndigbo Australia, Chief Maximus Osuamadi, has been jailed by a Sydney court for masterminding some high profile crimes and running a drug cartel, which operates between Nigeria, China, Brazil and other Asian countries.

“The Chief, as he is called is said to be deeply involved in local issues in Western Sydney, meeting local politicians, such as former Premier, Morris Iemma, and senior police officers.

However, Osuamadi was said to be the boss of a West African crime syndicate, which some police likened to the black Mafia of Sydney, with the Chief, a man reportedly living a double life as family man and businessman, frequently needing to travel to China and Nigeria, as its godfather.

In 2010, Strike Force Bellevue was set up and 11 people were arrested after undercover operatives infiltrated the syndicate.

“It was a secret criminal society in this city and beyond, which contributed significantly to the illegal drug supply in the Sydney metropolitan area,” said Detective Superintendent Nicholas Bingham, Drug Squad Commander at the time.