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Sydney man to be sentenced for cocaine syndicate

Six men involved in an elaborate drug ring where they used a taxi to deliver cocaine to high-profile clients will be sentenced in Sydney this week.

Waeil Rustom, 42, started up his operation in 2015, using drivers to deliver cocaine to Sydneysiders who placed their orders mostly in code by text or call, The Sydney Morning Herald reported.

Rustom had reportedly seen the venture as a way to help fund his crippling cocaine habit, but instead fell deeper into drugs, gambling and - on occasion - prostitutes. 

While the father-of-four was known to police, his record was mostly traffic infringements before his 2015 arrest for drug supply. 

Waeil Rustom (pictured), 42, will be sentenced on Wednesday after heading up a cocaine syndicate based in Sydney

Waeil Rustom (pictured), 42, will be sentenced on Wednesday after heading up a cocaine syndicate based in Sydney

The man had also recruited Robert Vernon to be a manager of the syndicate.

For his efforts, Vernon was rewarded with a car and a mobile phone - which customers would call or

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