Police re-appeal to locate man wanted over alleged conspiracy to murder

Monday, 20 December 2021 01:35:37 PM

Police have renewed their appeal for public assistance to locate a man wanted for an alleged murder conspiracy and directing organised criminal activity in Sydney’s south-west.

Masood Zakaria – aged 26 – is wanted on outstanding warrants for several organised crime-related offences, including conspiracy to murder.

Detectives from the State Crime Command’s Criminal Groups Squad believe he is actively evading police and may attempt to flee the country.

Investigators suspect Masood Zakaria may be limiting his movements to between Sydney and the Newcastle and Central Coast areas.

Masood Zakaria is described as being of Mediterranean/Middle Eastern appearance, about 180cm tall, obese build, with brown eyes, black hair and a beard.

It is believed he is in the company of a number of males of either Mediterranean/Middle Eastern or Pacific Islander/Maori appearance.

There is a possibility Masood Zakaria and his associates are using short-stay rental accommodation in order to lay low and evade police.

Anyone who sights Masood Zakaria, or has information relating to his whereabouts, is urged not to approach him and call Triple Zero (000) immediately.

Anyone with information about Masood Zakaria’s whereabouts is urged to contact Crime Stoppers: 1800 333 000 or https://nsw.crimestoppers.com.au. Information is treated in strict confidence. The public is reminded not to report information via NSW Police social media pages.