A man from Stepney Green has been jailed for his links to a large-scale drug operation. 

Mohammed Jakir Hussain, of Stepney Green Court, appeared at Snaresbrook Crown Court on June 28 for sentencing in relation to several offences. 

His imprisonment follows a police investigation dating back to 2021, when local officers in Tower Hamlets received intelligence on the 30-year-old. 

The information led them to believe Hussain was an important figure in a large-scale drug operation. 

Months of communication data taken from seven phones linked to Hussain was used to gather substantial evidence against him and his role in the illegal activities. 

The 30-year-old was flagged to local police in Tower Hamlets in 2021The 30-year-old was flagged to police in Tower Hamlets in 2021 (Image: Metropolitan Police) He was discovered to be involved in selling drugs including cocaine, heroin and crystal methamphetamine, as well as playing a role in the distribution of 80kg of drugs, with an estimated value of £8 million. 

Officers uncovered evidence that the 30-year-old had made trips to a prison to throw drugs over the wall to prisoners. 

A prison smuggling operation between Hussain and a prisoner with a phone was evidenced through Google Maps screenshots. 

The pair had discussed plans to involve shop workers as smugglers and the use of drones to transport the drugs. 

Discussions were reportedly in depth, with conversations about test flights, making the drone quieter and observing guard routines to allow for their crimes. 

Hussain pleaded guilty to being concerned in the supply of heroin, but was found guilty of several offences in April 2023. 

A drone linked to the caseA drone linked to the case (Image: Metropolitan Police) These offences included involvement 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. 

He has been sentenced to 22 years' imprisonment for the offences. 

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Det Insp Dave Chambers said: “I have seen first-hand the devastating impact that drugs can have on individuals, families and communities and this 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 disrupted a major criminal plot and protected vulnerable members of society from falling victim to the dangers of substance abuse.”