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Operation Ironside: Greek Australians among those charged in NSW police bust

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So far 55 people from New South Wales have been arrested in the major police sting Operation Ironside. They have been hit with a range of charges, including having a Lamborghini bought with the proceeds of crime, drug trafficking, money laundering and participating in a criminal organisation.

Among those 55 are two Greek Australians – Emmanuel Vamvoukakis and Luke Andreou.

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Luke Andreou:

Luke Andreou, 31, was arrested by the AFP as part of Operation Ironside raids on Sunday. Picture: Facebook / The Daily Telegraph.

The 31-year-old from Horsley Park has been charged with money-laundering offences, and possessing drugs and firearms.

Emmanuel Vamvoukakis:

The high-ranking Comanchero bikie was arrested on Sunday after the National Anti Gangs Squad allegedly busted him trying to import cocaine from Greece.

READ MORE: AFP raids Emmanuel Vamvoukakis’ home over alleged plot to import cocaine from Greece.

(R) Operation Ironside: Police at one of many raids around the country. Picture: The Daily Telegraph.

According to The Daily Telegraph, Mr Vamvoukakis — who police say is the Sergeant-at-Arms of the Comanchero South Coast chapter — was charged with four offences.

This includes: import marketable quantity of border controlled drug; deal with proceeds of crime; direct activities to aid or risk aiding a criminal organisation and; intend as instrument of crime money or property worth $50,000 or more.

Vamvoukakis did not apply for bail and it was officially refused in Wollongong Local Court.

Full story: The Daily Telegraph.

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