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Tony Mokbel

Convicted criminal

Antonios Sajih 'Tony' Mokbel (Arabic: طوني مقبل) (born 11 August 1965) is an Australian from Melbourne, Australia, who was a fugitive until his recapture in Athens, Greece on 5 June 2007. He is of Lebanese descent and born in Kuwait. Operation Purana allege that he is the mastermind behind the Melbourne amphetamines trade. He has been linked to Carl Williams, as well as the killing of several victims of the Melbourne gangland war. He disappeared from Melbourne while on trial in March 2006, and was arrested by Greek police in Athens, Greece on 5 June 2007. Prior to his arrest, there was a $1 million bounty for information leading to his capture. According to Victoria Police, this reward still stands for the person who tipped off the police on his whereabouts. In the drama series Underbelly Tony Mokbel is played by actor Robert Mammone. It has been alleged that in late 2002 there was a meeting of more than 10 organised criminals in Carlton. At that meeting it is said that Mokbel was beaten, nearly to death, by Nik 'The Russian' Radev's bodyguard, West Australian Troy Mercanti, who was a member of the Coffin Carrier motorcycle gang. Andrew 'Benji' Veniamin was ordered by his then  ( Wikipedia article )

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Personal facts

Date of birth
1965-08-11
Place of birth
Kuwait

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