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Police appeal to locate three men wanted over criminal group activity

Thursday, 23 December 2021 12:55:03 PM

Police are appealing for public assistance to locate three men who are wanted over their alleged participation in organised criminal groups in Sydney’s south-west.

Masood Zakaria – aged 26 – has an arrest warrant for conspire and agree to murder any person, two counts of knowingly direct activities of criminal group, participate criminal group contribute criminal activity, commercial drug supply, deal with proceeds of crime and contravene serious crime prevention order.

Additionally, arrest warrants have been issued for John Bayssari – aged 30 – and Joseph Vokai – aged 25 – for criminal groups offences. Police also wish to speak with the men in relation to an alleged conspiracy to murder another man in Sydney’s north earlier this year.

Detectives from the Criminal Groups and Raptor Squads believe the three men are actively evading police and may be attempting to flee the country.

The men may be travelling together and using cash to fund accommodation, transport, and other essential amenities to avoid detection by authorities.

The NSW Police Force, assisted by the Australian Federal Police and Australian Border Force, are conducting extensive searches and inquiries at airports and ports, as well as other transportation routes across NSW and Australia.

Further inquiries are also being conducted with the assistance of the Australian Criminal Intelligence Commission.

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

John Bayssari is described as being of Mediterranean/Middle Eastern appearance, about 175cm tall, with a large build, brown eyes, black hair and a beard.

Joseph Vokai is described as being of Pacific Islander appearance, about 185cm tall, with a solid build, brown eyes, cropped black hair, and likely to be unshaven.

Anyone who sights the men, or who has information relating to their whereabouts, is urged not to approach them, and call Triple Zero (000) immediately.

Anyone with information about the whereabouts of the three men 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.