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Crime boss George Marrogi busted for running drugs ring in Barwon Prison as brother Jesse disappears

Crime boss George Marrogi busted for running drugs ring in Barwon Prison as brother Jesse disappears 2

The jet-setting brother of a jailed crime boss accused of running his drug trafficking empire from his prison cell has mysteriously disappeared.

Jesse Marrogi – the brother of Melbourne’s George Marrogi – has mysteriously vanished in the past two weeks, and the whereabouts of his girlfriend Sabrine Maghnie are unknown.

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Jesse is believed to have left the country after his older brother George was charged with importing 56kg of methamphetamine and 13kg of heroin while in jail.

Jesse Marrogi and his girlfriend Sabrine Maghnie - daughter of murdered gangster Nabil Maghnie - have vanished in the past two weeks

Jesse Marrogi and his girlfriend Sabrine Maghnie – daughter of murdered gangster Nabil Maghnie – have vanished in the past two weeks

The couple also recorded their expensive overseas trips including one to Dubai where they took to the desert in high-powered sand dune buggies

The couple also recorded their expensive overseas trips including one to Dubai where they took to the desert in high-powered sand dune buggies

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Ms Maghnie’s whereabouts aren’t known, but a recent cryptic post on her Instagram showed her posing with her heavily tattooed lover Jesse.

‘Passionately yours and I’ll never let go,’ she wrote alongside photographs of the pair smiling for the camera and another of them kissing.

All Ms Maghnie’s Instagram posts were suddenly hidden after the shutters mysteriously came down on the account on Wednesday morning. 

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In another now-hidden post, the pair are dressed up for a night out and Ms Maghnie captioned it: ‘Dangerously In Love With You #MyLover.’ 

Sabrine Maghnie's  Instagram shows her and her boyfriend wearing high-end fashion brands like Balenciaga, Fendi and Moschino, and posing with expensive sports cars like AMG Mercedes and Ferraris

Sabrine Maghnie’s  Instagram shows her and her boyfriend wearing high-end fashion brands like Balenciaga, Fendi and Moschino, and posing with expensive sports cars like AMG Mercedes and Ferraris

Sabrine Maghnie has one leg covered in tattoos, including one that reads 'Mad Lebo' in tribute to her slain gangster father

Sabrine Maghnie has one leg covered in tattoos, including one that reads ‘Mad Lebo’ in tribute to her slain gangster father

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Ms Maghnie – who has one leg covered in tattoos, including one that reads ‘Mad Lebo’ in tribute to her slain gangster father – charted the couple’s glamorous jet-setting romance online for over a year.

Her Instagram account showed the couple wearing high-end fashion brands like Balenciaga, Fendi and Moschino, posing with expensive sports cars like AMG Mercedes and Ferraris.

They were also shown on overseas trips including one to Dubai where they took to the desert in high-powered sand dune buggies while posing wearing traditional Arab keffiyeh headscarves.

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The reason for the Melbourne couple’s disappearance is unknown but it comes after police smashed Jesse’s brother’s alleged prison cell crime ring.

Jesse Marrogi is believed to have left the country after his older brother George was charged with importing 56kg of methamphetamine and 13kg of heroin while in jail

Jesse Marrogi is believed to have left the country after his older brother George was charged with importing 56kg of methamphetamine and 13kg of heroin while in jail

Sabrine Maghnie's Instagram account was suddenly hidden from view on Wednesday morning

Sabrine Maghnie’s Instagram account was suddenly hidden from view on Wednesday morning

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George Marrogi, 33, was charged by Australian Federal Police with directing the activities of a criminal organisation while in prison.

Marrogi – who founded the Notorious Crime Family – is currently in Barwon Prison awaiting sentence for the 2016 murder of gang rival Kadir Ors.

The head of the Melbourne-based organised crime syndicate allegedly ordered associates to import drugs while pretending to call his lawyer from jail cell. 

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He has also been charged with importing a commercial quantity of border-controlled drugs after AFP officials seized a massive haul of methamphetamine and heroin.

Detectives swooped after tapping his girlfriend Antonietta Mannella’s phone and allegedly caught the pair discussing drug smuggling, bashings, kidnappings and a jail break.

George Marrogi, 33, was charged by Australian Federal Police with directing the activities of a criminal organisation while in prison

George Marrogi, 33, was charged by Australian Federal Police with directing the activities of a criminal organisation while in prison

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There were also several alleged plots to kill rival crime lords which sparked a police response on Saturday that saw a series of arrests in multiple heavily-armed raids.

Victoria Police added: ‘This weekend’s arrest came after police received information that members of the syndicate, including ­people currently in prison, were actively planning to allegedly kill a number of people.’

Mannella, 28, is accused of carrying out Marrogi’s orders and was also charged with importing a commercial quantity of border-controlled drugs.

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She faced Melbourne Magistrates Court on Saturday evening and was remanded in custody.

An additional charge of attempting to import 400 kilograms of methamphetamine was laid against her on Monday.

On August 31 last year, the Royal Malaysian Customs Department seized the methamphetamine at Kuala Lumpur International Airport. The package was consigned to an address in Melbourne.

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AFP investigators analysed evidence found during search warrants in Melbourne over the weekend, finding material that allegedly linked the woman to the shipment.

Marrogi and Mannella are due to face court in August.

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