Murdered gang mother Tinsel Fadlallah’s eldest son was jailed five months before she was killed on drugs and proceeds of crime.
Abraham Derbas, whose father is Sydney underworld figure Shadi Derbas, has been convicted after police found cocaine, ecstasy, guns and other drugs in a home.
He was sentenced to 20 months for the March 2021 raid in Bankstown, west Sydney, but was serving it in the community due to an intense corrective order.
His mother, 48, was gunned down in an underworld assassination attempt on August 13 in the back seat of a Toyota 4WD in Panania, west Sydney.
Four gunmen fired 15 bullets through the car’s windows, also hitting and killing Amy Hazouri, 39, who was blow-drying Ms. Fadlallah’s hair for an engagement party they both planned to attend at a nearby Lebanese restaurant.
Gangland mother Tinsel Fadlallah (pictured) was gunned down in a hail of bullets while sitting in the back seat of a Toyota 4WD in Panania, west Sydney
Her son was arrested after officers from Strike Force Northrop, aka the Dial-a-Dealer investigation, saw him walking in and out of a monitored rental property.
Derbas was seen approaching the window of a car and handing the driver something on March 10, 2021, the Daily Telegraph reported.
The car was stopped shortly after and cocaine was found inside.
Two days later, Derbas and another man were at the home when police searched the home and found cocaine, ecstasy, a pill press, marijuana, cash and a sawn-off shotgun.
Derbas faced 17 charges including supplying drugs and handling the proceeds of crime.
He pleaded guilty to two of the charges — supplying 68g of cocaine and trafficking $6,700 in crime proceeds — in Burwood Local Court last March.
Derbas was sentenced to 20 months in prison starting March 30 but avoided going behind bars and was allowed to serve it in the community via an intensive correctional order.
Magistrate Richard Funston ordered him not to do drugs and not to gamble or he could actually be jailed.
Derbas mourned alongside his younger half-brother Ghazi at their mother’s funeral service at Saint Charbel Abbey in Punchbowl last Monday.
Derbas (second pictured right) along with his younger half-brother Ghazi (pictured left) were prominent mourners at their mother’s funeral service at Saint Charbel’s Priory in Punchbowl, western Sydney
Mrs. Fadlallah’s eldest son Abraham hugged a close friend with a neck tattoo outside of the service immediately afterwards
But Derbas didn’t watch most of the service at the church, instead circling the grounds and listening to the sermon from afar with a handful of followers.
It is understood he chose to remain outside during the Maronite Christian service because he is Muslim.
During the service there was no mention of Ms. Fadlallah’s alleged underworld connections or the brutal manner in which she was gunned down.
“Tinsel lived for her children. Even in difficult times, she spared no expense for her sons,” mourners heard.
A car (pictured) was found burned out shortly after the killings of Ms Fadlallah and Ms Hazouri in the nearby suburb of Panania
When the funeral was over, her sons Derbas and Ghazi hugged, then released gold and white balloons and posed for photos with a framed picture of their mother.
After the service, a smaller congregation attended Rookwood Cemetery for her funeral.
Police continue to investigate the murders of Ms. Fadlallah and Ms. Hazouri.
Two other people who were in the front seats were unharmed in the attack but deeply traumatized.
Daily Mail Australia does not indicate that the shooting had anything to do with Derbas.
Ms Fadlallah has become increasingly concerned in recent months that she has a target on her back