NCA Newswire/ Gaye Gerard

Two Men Arrested Over Fatal Shooting Of Alen Moradian

Task Force Magnus detectives have arrested two men in relation to the fatal shooting of Alen Moradian.

Moradian was fatally shot on June 27 at Spring Street in Bondi Junction while sitting in a stationary vehicle in an underground carpark.

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The task force was established in July as a strategy to target and disrupt gun-related and violent crime, and to investigate links between recent organised criminal activity in Sydney – including the shooting of Moradian.

About 6am on Wednesday, strike force detectives, with assistance from the Tactical Operations Unit, executed a search warrant in Yowie Bay where a 42-year-old man was arrested,

He was taken to Sutherland Police Station, where he is expected to be charged with murder and other offences relating to the coordination of the fatal shooting.

Strike force detectives, with assistance from the Public Order & Riot Squad, also executed a search warrant at Moorebank, where a 31-year-old man was arrested.

He was taken to Liverpool Police Station, where he is expected to be charged with murder.

Moradian was a key figure in Australia’s cocaine trade and was understood to have linked to the Comanchero motorcycle gang.

At the time of the shooting, police said they were treating Moradian’s death as an organised crime hit.

“The shooting this morning bears the hallmarks of an organised crime murder,” Det Supt Danny Doherty said.

“He’s a major player. He obviously had a big target on his back.”

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