The untold story of the Comanchero: How slain boss Mahmoud ‘Mick’ Hawi seized control of Australia’s most notorious bikie gang at just 21 by BASHING its old-school founder and turning it into a high-tech Middle Eastern crime empire

  • The Comanchero bikie gang was founded by former soldier Jock Ross in 1966 
  • The gang was involved in a fatal gun battle with the Bandidos at Milperra in 1984
  • In the late 1990s Middle Eastern members began to fill the Comanchero ranks 
  • Mahmoud ‘Mick’ Hawi took over the Comanchero after viciously assaulting Ross 
  • Hawi was involved in a fatal 2009 brawl with Hells Angels at Sydney Airport 
  • The 37-year-old father-of-two was shot dead outside at Rockdale gym last week 

 

 

The history of the Comanchero motorcycle club covers half a century but can be told through the stories of just two violent men: Mahmoud ‘Mick’ Hawi and Jock Ross.

Ross was the gruff Glasgow-born former soldier who founded the club on the New South Wales Central Coast with four other motorcycle enthusiasts on April 15, 1966.

Hawi was the Beirut-born onetime show pony shot dead aged 37 in his Mercedes SUV after leaving a gym at Rockdale, in southern Sydney, on February 15.

Ross, the Comanchero’s self-styled ‘supreme commander’, led the gang into the 1984 Milperra Massacre, in which four of his men as well as two Bandidos and a 14-year-old girl died.

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