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Ibrahim brothers back in NSW: reports

Fadi Ibrahim
Fadi Ibrahim and his brother have returned to Australia after their arrests in Dubai. Photo: AAP
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Two brothers of Sydney nightclub identity John Ibrahim have reportedly arrived in Australia after being extradited from Dubai over their alleged roles in an international drug-smuggling conspiracy.

Michael and Fadi Ibrahim arrived in Sydney on Sunday and were being held at Sydney Police Centre, according to News Corp Australia.

The two were arrested in Dubai in early August as Australian Federal Police and NSW officers conducted a series of raids across Sydney.

John Ibrahim’s model girlfriend Sarah Budge and his son Daniel were also among the 18 people arrested.

An AFP spokesman would not confirm the two men had arrived in Australia amid reports they were due to face Sydney’s Central Local Court on Monday.

Underworld figures Mustapha Dib, Ahmad “Rock” Ahmad and Koder Jomaa were also arrested in Dubai and will reportedly appear in the same court.

Police allege the syndicate had plans to import two tonnes of illicit drugs into Australia.

The haul, which included 1.8 tonnes of MDMA and was estimated to be worth $810 million, was seized by authorities in the Netherlands in July.

Daniel Ibrahim is accused of helping transfer more than $2.25 million to buy smuggled tobacco.

Both he and Budge, who faces firearms and ammunition charges, received bail last month.

Authorities had 60 days to extradite the men arrested in Dubai, however both AFP and Dubai authorities have refused to confirm any details about when or how the operation would be completed.