Nabil Alkhalil, Hisham Alkhalil (aka Terry Alkhalil), and Robby Alkhalil
|A self-made crime group built by five gangster brothers continued to be under pressure as authorities seized real estate in Ontario and a nightclub in Quebec from the Alkhalil organization.|
Hisham “Terry” Alkhalil, 33, of Ottawa, the third born of the five brothers, had buildings with an estimated combined worth of about $1.4 million seized as proceeds of crime. They had already seized Alkhalil’s opulent, newly constructed Ottawa home after his arrest in 2014. It is valued at about $1.1 million. “It is the belief of investigators that these properties were obtained through their criminal operations”
The Alkhalils arrived in Canada from Saudi Arabia as refugees in 1990 — their roots are in Iran — and settled in Surrey, B.C. In 2001, Khalil Alkhalil, 19, the second oldest of the five brothers, was shot dead in Surrey in a gunfight over a drug debt. His killer claimed self-defence and was freed. He was later gunned down in Kelowna in a case that remains unsolved.
|Mahmoud Alkhalil, 19, the fourth oldest, was one of three people killed in a gunfight in 2003 between rival gangs in Vancouver’s Loft Six nightclub. He made it out of the club but was found bleeding and unconscious after crashing his car 20 blocks away.|
The Alkhalil family moved to Ontario and Quebec from British Columbia after years of violence and bloodshed.
|The eldest brother, Nabil Alkhalil, is on the run abroad. Soon after his release from jail in 2005 for assault, his Cadillac was stopped for speeding on Highway 401 near Cornwall, Ont. When he was asked to open the trunk, he drove off, leaving his brother Hisham behind and led police on a long, high-speed chase. When he was caught, a duffel bag with 11 kilos of cocaine was found nearby.|
Nabil was convicted of cocaine trafficking and ordered deported but because he is considered stateless — no country will grant him travel papers — he remained. In 2013 he fled the country; his family said he feared gangland retribution. Authorities have tracked him travelling from Mexico to Colombia in the past year, where he was refused admission. His whereabouts are unknown.
|The youngest brother, Rabih “Robby” Alkhalil, 28, was extradited to Canada after his arrest in Greece last year. Alkhalil ran his drug operation with the help of Hells Angel Larry Amero.|
In Vancouver, he is charged with first-degree murder in the 2012 hit on gangster Sandip “Dip” Duhre, in Toronto, he is charged with first-degree murder in the 2012 shooting of Johnnie Raposo, in Montreal and Niagara Falls, Ont., he faces cocaine smuggling charges.