People hiding a brutal rapist
Wanted, Van Quai Tran, 44, just been added to the NSW most wanted list
THE police hunt for one of the state's most wanted man, alleged sex predator and drug dealer
Van Quai Tran, has been hampered by a code of silence among the Vietnamese community.
Quai Tran, 44 - also known as Brian Williams or "Uncle" - has been on the run since July 2010,
and detectives from Strike Force Cangoura now believe he has gone to ground interstate.
Police say Tran, a violent standover figure and drug dealer, has been returning to Sydney on a
regular basis to meet with family and associates, all of whom refuse to assist police.
"We know that he's returning to Sydney intermittently and meeting with associates," Detective
Senior Constable Justin Harris told The Sunday Telegraph. "He's extremely aware of police methods and counter surveillance."
A former "bagman" for the Vietnamese gang 5T, Tran is wanted over two sickening rapes, one of
which left his victim in hospital with severe injuries.
Despite this, his wife, Thi Thu Huong Mai, 46, has refused to give up his whereabouts and was
charged in January with perverting the course of justice and hindering the investigation.
During her bail hearing, a court heard that a plain-clothed detective, fluent in Vietnamese,
overheard her telling her daughter: "We know where he is, don't say anything, don't be afraid."
Detective Harris said he believed the Vietnamese community was deliberately misleading police
on his whereabouts.
"I don't know why they're protecting him, he's sexually assaulted two girls in the space of six
months by utilising intoxicating substances to render them helpless," Detective Harris said.
"The code of silence is ever strong in the Vietnamese community -- we know (they) have information
that can assist police."
Tran, who maintains strong links to Asian organised crime, is wanted over an incident on July 17,
2010, when he lured a 16-year-old girl to a "party" at Bonnyrigg, poisoned her drink, then raped
her when she was passed out.
A month earlier, on June 5, he invited a family friend to a motel on the Hume Hwy where she was
drugged and raped so violently that she required extensive surgery.
"He's a dangerous man, he's previously served time for a sexual assault and these acts are even
being committed on people in the Vietnamese community."
During a search of his home, police found a number of drug ledgers and a pistol. He was also arrested
on the streets of Cabramatta during the '90s for selling heroin to an undercover cop.
"All information on this man will be treated in strict confidence and may be subject of a reward,"
Detective Harris said. Anyone with further information is urged to call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.
The Sunday Telegraph (10-3-2012)
Police release photo of man wanted over multiple sexual assault in South West Sydney
NSW Police have just release this public appeal for Quai Van Tran, warning not to approach the Quai but to report his whereabouts
to police. Quai Van Tran is wanted over a number sexual assault offences in south west Sydney this year.
Police statement- "Quai Van Tran, 44, of Bonnyrigg Heights is wanted on two first instance warrants relating to allegations of sexual assault.
Tran is described as being of Asian appearance, about 165cm tall, 80kg – 90kg, with a medium build. He is described as being clean shaven, having black hair,
dark eyes and a tanned complexion.
Tran has an extensive dragoon tattoo on the left side of his chest, left shoulder, arm, wrist and fingers. His left thigh and calf are also tattooed.
Police are urging anyone with information about Tran’s whereabouts to contact Triple Zero immediately.
Members of the public are warned not to approach this man, and instead call police."
Street Corner- South west Sydney (9-6-2011)