Ahmad Alameddine to fight weapon charges that sparked southwest Sydney raid

A high-profile member of the Alameddine family has admitted to a string of serious charges after his sensational arrest in Sydney’s eastern suburbs last month.

Ahmad Alameddine is understood to have been engaged in an intimate act with a woman when police raided the unit in South Coogee on September 5 on an unrelated matter.

Police allege Alameddine fled wearing nothing but a T-shirt and was arrested sometime later, ending almost a month allegedly on the run after a raid by specialist police.

Officers attached to the anti-gang Raptor Squad swooped in on a home in Greenacre in August, only moments after Alameddine reportedly jumped a fence and fled.

Now behind bars on remand, the 33-year-old told Downing Centre Local Court on Thursday he planned to fight a string of serious weapons charges that triggered the raid.

The charges include four counts of allegedly acquiring a pistol while subject to a firearm prohibition order, as well as acquiring ammunition, and not carrying a fire safely.

Conversely, lawyer Gazi Abbas said Alameddine would enter indicative guilty pleas to some of the charges dating back to 2022, including hindering or resisting police.

Mr Gazi said Alameddine would also plead guilty to entering enclosed lands as well as separate charges of affray, failing to comply with evidence orders and in accordance with bail conditions.

The court was told Alameddine would also plead guilty to two separate counts of possessing a prohibited drug and would return to court on October 12 for sentencing alongside the other pleaded-to charges

Magistrate Clare Farnan said the firearms matters would meanwhile be sent back to a string of local courts, including Bankstown and Waverley, after pleas are confirmed in Downing Centre court next month.

Ms Farnan also turned down an application to have the pleaded-to matters return to court in eight weeks so that Mr Gazi could “make representations to police”, opting for an earlier date.

The court was told Alameddine had already been sentenced in his absence for a number of the charges, though which charges were not specified in court on Thursday.

Alameddine’s alleged month on the run became the subject of widespread media attention, with his partner and sister also being charged by police.

Jade Heffer, 28, and Susan Alameddine, 35, were arrested outside the Greenacre address and charged with hindering police by allegedly helping Alameddine in his alleged escape.

Ms Heffer, former wife of slain bikie Yusuf Nazlioglu, is also facing separate charges of acquiring a pistol while subject to a firearm prohibition order and acquiring a firearm without a licence.

She has not entered any pleas and was granted bail in Sydney’s Supreme Court earlier this month.

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