Police have charged a prominent member of the Alameddine crime family in Sydney's eastern suburbs following a daring foot chase.
Ahmad Alameddine was arrested following a police operation at a residence in South Coogee on Tuesday.
The 33-year-old has allegedly been on the run from police for just over a month after jumping the fence at his parents’ Greenacre home as elite officers swooped in.
Police have since charged him over several outstanding arrest warrants for serious firearm-related offences and a drug offence in Sydney.
He was charged with five offences including acquiring a pistol-subject to firearms prohibition order, carrying a firearm manner likely to injure a person/property, acquiring ammunition subject to a prohibition order, hindering or resisting a police officer in the execution of duty, and entering included land not prescribed without lawful excuse.
In a statement, NSW Police said officers attended a unit in relation to another investigation when Mr Alameddine leapt from a window.
Mr Alameddine allegedly fled over a nearby fence as police gave chase, but was lost by officer only moments after the pursuit began.
“Detectives continued the search warrant, while other officers – including Highway Patrol – searched for the outstanding man,” police said.
“Upon completion of the search warrant, the same man (Mr Alameddine) arrived at the unit before he saw police and fled on foot.”
Following a second, short pursuit, Mr Alameddine was arrested near Gumara St about 2pm by virtue of four outstanding warrants.
Mr Alameddine’s charges related to allegations of serious firearm-related offences and a drug-related offence.
He was taken to Maroubra police station, before he was taken to a hospital under police guard for treatment to a foot injury.
The arrest marks the end of a month-long search by police for Mr Alameddine, who was allegedly on the run from police in Sydney’s west.
Mr Alameddine was reportedly believed to be hiding out in the suburbs of Sydney’s southwest following the raid by Raptor police.
He is wanted by officers over multiple alleged offences, including disposing of two guns into a neighbouring property in June.
The raid made headlines as police ramped up efforts to smash organised crime networks following months of violence.
Mr Alameddine‘s partner, Jade Heffer, was charged with hindering and multiple weapons charges and remains behind bars on remand.
Police allege Ms Heffer and Mr Alameddine’s sister, Susan, helped Mr Alameddine in his alleged escape from police in August.
Susan was also charged with hindering police before being granted bail; neither women have entered pleas as the matters are before the court.
Ms Heffer came to prominence after her marriage to slain Lone Wolf bikie Yusuf Nazlioglu, who was killed in Rhodes last year.
Mr Alameddine is not alleged to have any connection to shootings being investigated by NSW Police.
He was refused bail to appear at Waverley Local Court on Wednesday.