East London dealer who dumped drugs on prison…

East London dealer who dumped drugs on prison…

An east London man who threw drugs over a prison wall to supply inmates has been jailed for 22 years.

Mohammed Jakir Hussain, 30, of Stepney Green, was found guilty of assisting in the distribution of around 80kg of drugs worth around £8m.

In 2021, officers in Tower Hamlets suspected Hussain of being a “significant figure” in a large-scale drugs trafficking operation after receiving intelligence.

He was found to be involved in the sale of cocaine, heroin and methamphetamine.

Officers then discovered his involvement in incriminating conversations on EncroChat, a messaging system widely used by criminals to smuggle drugs in and out of the UK.

However, no evidence was found linking him to having an account on the platform.

Officers also found evidence that Hussain would visit a prison to throw drugs over walls and supply them to prisoners.

He was also in contact with a prisoner who had a cell phone, as evidenced by Google Maps screenshots used to plan the smuggling operation.

Their discussions focused on plans to involve retail workers in smuggling items and the use of a drone to transport drugs.

Police analysts have been examining months of communications data from seven phones belonging to Hussain to gather evidence against him.

Hussain pleaded guilty to being involved in the sale of heroin.

In April 2023, he was convicted of being involved in the distribution of Class A drugs, conspiracy to supply heroin, possession of Class B drugs and attempting to smuggle prohibited items into a prison.

Detective Inspector Dave Chambers, who is leading the investigation, said: “I have seen first-hand the devastating impact drugs can have on individuals, families and communities and that is what drives us to bring criminals like Hussain to justice.

“Our dedicated officers work tirelessly to intercept drug trafficking operations and prevent harmful substances from reaching our streets. Their efforts have helped to disrupt a large-scale criminal conspiracy and prevent vulnerable members of society from falling victim to the dangers of drug addiction.”

Hussain was sentenced to 22 years in prison at Snaresbrook Crown Court on June 28.