NSW Police

Alleged Shooter Charged with Murder After Sydney Gangland Assassination

In a significant development in the assassination of Sydney gangland figure Alen Moradian, a 24-year-old man has been charged with murder. 

Dut Deng, alleged to be the triggerman in the fatal shooting of Moradian, was apprehended by Task Force Magnus detectives on Tuesday night in Fairfield Heights, Western Sydney.

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Alen Moradian, a prominent underworld figure with ties to the Comanchero outlaw motorcycle gang, was fatally shot while sitting in his car in a Bondi Junction underground car park on June 27. 

After months of intensive investigation, Task Force Magnus detectives executed a successful operation, apprehending Mr Deng at a residence in Fairfield Heights. 

Police allege that the 24-year-old was the one who pulled the trigger in the gangland assassination.

Police also detained two other men, aged 27 and 28, at a property in Macquarie Park. 

Both individuals were charged with participating in a criminal group. The arrests were part of a broader operation that included the seizure of drugs, a firearm, and ammunition.

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Mr Deng has been charged with five offences, including murder, drug-related offences, firearm-related offences, and participating in a criminal group. 

He was denied bail and is set to appear before Parramatta Local Court.

Detective Acting Superintendent Virginia Gorman said that police believe Dut Deng was the sole shooter in the assassination plot. 

The investigation, led by Task Force Magnus, targeted gun-related and violent crimes, specifically focusing on the murder of Alen Moradian.

“All investigations lead somewhere and this one has led to somewhere who remained in the country, which was fortunate for us,” she said.

The investigation continues, with law enforcement committed to dismantling organised crime networks involved in violent activities.

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