Not for the first time. Sooner or later he will succeed in ‘striking terror in the hearts of the infidels’. The presstitutes will pretend to be clueless or blame us for ‘oppression’, or ‘marginalisation’, as always.
The 49-year-old from Villawood has been accused of importing a large quantity of illegal drugs and also faces multiple drug supply charges.
Mr Thorne and the woman have been charged with supplying a pistol to a person unauthorised to possess it, and multiple drug-supply offences.
Police have seized 2.5 kilograms of cocaine and 1 kilogram of MDMA, a large amount of cash and a pistol, over the course of the investigation.
A self-styled Muslim preacher has been charged over his alleged involvement in a large-scale drug and gun supply network, following an investigation by counter-terrorism police.
- Counter-terrorism detectives uncovered the alleged network during investigations as part of Strike Force Ceric
- Police said it was not unusual for counter-terrorism investigations to uncover other serious crimes
- They said there was no terrorist threat linked to the investigation
Mohammed Junaid Thorne, 30, another man, aged 49, and a 29-year-old woman are accused of supplying drugs and a in a network operating across Sydney.
The alleged network was uncovered by counter-terrorism police in the course of their investigations, Counter-Terrorism and Special Tactics Commander Mark Walton said.
“We have many ongoing investigations into people of national security concern and if they branch into high-level organised crime then we will fully investigate,” he said.
“It is not uncommon for counter-terrorism investigations to uncover other serious criminal activity.”
He said there was no terrorist threat linked to the investigation.
Mr Thorne chose to stay in his cell when his case was mentioned briefly in Parramatta Bail Court and will remain behind bars until he faces court next month.
Islamic preacher arrested in drug raids
Islamic preacher Junaid Thorne was arrested in a series of drug raids in Sydney’s southwest yesterday, and his house raided by counter-terrorism forces.
Mr Thorne, 30, who once said he cannot respect Australian law while he is being treated as an “enemy” and a “slave”, was arrested along with 49-year-old Khalid Kochai and 30-year-old Rema Kobeissi.
Police searched four properties in Liverpool, Wetherill Park, Villawood and Merryland, where they allegedly seized 3kg of cocaine, 1kg of MDMA, $260,000 in cash and a firearm.
Mr Thorne was arrested about 11am yesterday as officers from the Terrorism Squad led raids across the properties, including of his apartment in Liverpool.
Mr Thorne, who has been interviewed about his Islamic views on the ABC multiple times, has been known to the police for his extreme, jihadist and anti-Australia language.
Police will allege the group was involved in the supply of prohibited drugs and firearms across Sydney.
The Counter-Terrorism and Special Tactics commander, Assistant Commissioner Mark Walton, said it was not uncommon for counter-terrorist investigations to uncover other illegal activities.
“We have ongoing investigations into people of national security concern,” Commissioner Walton said.
“If they branch into high-level organised crime, then we will fully investigate.
“The three arrests are an example of this type of law enforcement.”
Mr Thorne, facing nine charges, is due to appear in Parramatta Local Court on Friday.
From Perth, Mr Thorne spent time working in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, before he was deported for protesting against a prison sentence handed down to his brother on terrorism convictions.
In 2017, Mr Thorne told ABC’s 7.30 Report he had no reason to be loyal to Australia just because he was born here.
“Being a Muslim, my loyalty is to my faith and to my religion and to Muslims,” he said.
“And because I was born here, I don’t see myself under any obligation to have any loyalty. I don’t see myself under any obligation to respect a law that is treating me as a slave or as an enemy.”
Daniel Andrews Betrays Australia and Pushes LGBTQIP+ Propaganda
In 2014 a series of protests made it clear to the Victorian anti-white establishment that a strong proportion of people both in Bendigo and further afield opposed the construction of a massive mosque in Bendigo. The communist Victorian government led by Daniel Andrews and the compromised Australian legal system has since ensured that the leaders of these protests are constantly harassed via never-ending legal action.
Now that construction has started, the Victorian government has made it clear that it is now effectively illegal to protest against the mosque, and that anyone who does will have their lives destroyed.