Table of eight, ragu, and full feed: How a high-flying restaurant owner used code names to trade cocaine from his popular eatery with Uber Eats bags
- Daniel Bernard Milos pleaded guilty to 13 charges after a massive drug offense
- The 43-year-old used terms like ragu, full feed, half feed as drug trafficking codes
- Milos was previously jailed for trading heroin, but served only one year
- His younger brother was beaten to death with a spirit level and a hammer
A convicted heroin dealer admitted that he traded at least $ 168,000 worth of cocaine from his restaurant in Uber Eats takeout bags.
Daniel Bernard Milos pleaded guilty to 13 drug-related charges after a 14-month secret police operation in one of Queensland’s largest cocaine busts between 2016 and 2017.
Telephone tap revealed that the 43-year-old led customers to his restaurant in Brisbane to get drugs.
He used restaurant terms like ragu, full feed, half feed and table of eight as codes to describe drug trafficking The courier post.
Milos lived a luxurious life with expensive watches, cars and multiple properties before he was arrested for drug trafficking
The favorite code for cocaine was ‘battle’ – the personalized badge of his yellow luxury sports car.
Milos admitted that he had provided $ 128,000 worth of cocaine to a “law enforcement participant” eight times in February, March, and April 2017.
On March 9, 2017, he sold $ 40,000 worth of cocaine in one deal.
The restorer also pleaded guilty to telling Ryan McIver – the former chef of his restaurant Mariosarti in Toowong, Brisbane – to give customers who ordered a ‘full feed of ragu’ a supply of cocaine on October 1, 2016.
McIver has been sentenced to two years’ imprisonment.
Milos is said to use his restaurant, frequented by politicians, lawyers and celebrities, as a drug pick-up point and as a place to hide them and launder the proceeds
Police found 138 g of cocaine in Milos’ car when he was arrested in 2017, along with 201 g in a cupboard in his laundromat.
Mariosarti was frequented by celebrities and politicians
It had a VIP room called ‘Little Sicily’ where Milos reportedly partied and cocaineed criminals while bikers-supplied strippers performed.
One of the parties in 2016 reportedly got so out of hand that a man was stabbed.
Little Sicily was the only part of the restaurant not monitored by security cameras, but police had been watching it for months.
Milos was convicted of heroin trafficking in 2000 and sentenced to nine years, but was released on parole after only 12 months.
His younger brother and business partner Peter was beaten to death with a hammer in 2014.
Five people, including 40-year-old Milos, were charged with serious drug crimes after alleged cocaine was found on three properties
He was found face down on a Morningside site with 14 cuts and scratches on his head and parts of his skull shattered.
James Thomas Howell was charged with the murder, but was found not guilty by a jury after several trials in February.
After his arrest, Milos was forced to sell some of his property, including houses and apartments in Brisbane.
He now sells takeaway pizzas and pasta in Brisbane under corona virus restrictions.
Milos will be sentenced in Brisbane’s Supreme Court on May 6.
Police are standing guard at Milos’ upscale restaurant Mariosarti in Brisbane