Murder breakthrough

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Police have had a major breakthrough in the case of murdered man, Mohammed Ayman Abouhait, who was reported missing more than two years ago.

In a major development, two brothers were arrested on Tuesday and charged with the man’s murder after his remains were discovered earlier this year in bushland in Londonderry.

Mr Abouhait, 30, was reported missing in July 2010 after attempts by his family and his girlfriend to contact him were unsuccessful – he was last seen on Boronia Road in North St Marys.

A high-profile search ensued, with the NSW Government offering a $100,000 reward for information leading to his whereabouts.

Following information received from the public, investigators conducted a search near the Great Western Highway at Minchinbury and seized a number of items including mobile phone parts, which have undergone forensic examination.

Further information also resulted in police divers searching the Nepean River at Penrith, where they located firearms and firearm parts believed to have been related to Mr Abouhait’s disappearance.

About 7.40pm on Tuesday, a 34-year-old man was arrested after arriving at Sydney International Airport on a flight from Lebanon.

He was taken to Botany Bay Police Station. Police also arrested a 36-year-old man at Cecil Hills a short time later.

He was taken to Fairfield Police Station. Both men have been charged with the murder of Mr Abouhait.

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