It is quite saddening that we have some people in our world today who do not directly commit heinous crimes but rather provide logistics and support from top criminal figures. Yes, a typical example of such people included the father and son that were recently arrested for allegedly renting out stolen expensive cars to top crime figures in Sydney, Australia.
Extraordinarily dark tinting has been fitted on these stolen high-performance cars for crime purposes
The suspects, 53-year-old Simon Khalil and his son, 24-year-old Brendon Khalil, were among the number of people nabbed by detectives from the NSW Criminal Groups Squad. The father and the son were accused of being involved in a network of supplying stolen luxury vehicles to people linked with big crimes in the city, including the warring Alameddine and Hamzy crime families.
According to Detective Superintendent Grant Taylor, the duo was operating as a hire car firm solely for profit. He revealed that a minimum of nine stolen high-performance cars was confiscated, some of which were customized at a Summer Hill workshop. The authorities stated that these luxury cars leased out by these suspects have been used in some of the most violent crimes in the city.
These seized luxury cars have been linked to many violent crimes committed in the city
Taylor said the luxury cars all have tinted glasses and they have successfully cloned existing number plates on these vehicles, making them very hard to track. Both father and son were granted bail after appearing at the court earlier this week. Some of the noticeable luxury cars seized by the authorities include the likes of BMW, Mercedes-Benz and Audi.
Here is the video of how the father and son were busted by a special police team in Sydney for renting out stolen cars to top crime figures:
Father and son allegedly renting stolen luxury cars | 9 News Australia
The defence argued that the man and his son only assisted residents of the Summer Hill warehouse to move vehicles to the location where they were confiscated. The defence lawyer, who goes by the name Sophie Toomey, claims that the prosecution has to prove the case beyond a reasonable doubt.
From what was also gathered, three other people are facing charges, after one of them was allegedly caught in the custody of a loaded pistol linked to the Westmead home shooting in 2020.