Hate preacher Abu Hamza's drug-dealing son, 31, jailed for four years
Hate preacher Abu Hamza’s drug-dealing son, 31, is jailed for four years after he was caught with £30,000 of cocaine, MDMA and ketamine at his studio flat in London
- Yasser Kamel, 31, is one of eight children of the hook-handed Islamist cleric, 63
- Caught with drugs when police executed a ‘non-drugs related’ search warrant
- Officers found £10,000 worth of cocaine and up to £19,500 of MDMA crystals
Yasser Kamel, 31, (pictured) is one of eight children of the hook-handed cleric, 63, who is eking out his days in solitary confinement in a US Supermax jail
The drug-dealing son of hate preacher Abu Hamza was today jailed for four years after he was caught with cocaine, MDMA and ketamine worth £30,000 at his home.
Yasser Kamel, 31, is one of eight children of the hook-handed cleric, 63, who is eking out his days in solitary confinement in a US Supermax jail.
Kamel was caught with the drugs when police executed a ‘non-drugs related’ search warrant at his £1,600-a-month studio flat in Park Royal, northwest London, on December 17, 2019.
Under the oven kickboard in his kitchen officers found 81g of top quality cocaine worth £10,000, bagged in 208 0.5g bags.
They also found 50g of MDMA in crystal form worth £13,000 to £19,500, 33g of class-B drug Ketamine worth £1,500 and 48 ecstasy tablets.
Officers also found two electronic measuring scales, an Encrochat phone and other iPhones.
Judge Deborah Taylor told Kamel: ‘There is evidence you were dealing to individuals, the drugs were high purity and the circumstances of the drugs show you have close links to the original source and the expectation of substantial financial gain.’
Kamel, of Park Royal, admitted two counts of possession with intent to supply class A drugs and one count of possession with intent to supply class B drugs.
He was jailed for four years, to serve at least half before being considered for release on licence.
Abu Hamza was an imam at Finsbury Park mosque before he was convicted of terror offences in 2006
Kamel will also face financial confiscation proceedings at Southwark Crown Court on 20 August.
He was sentenced to 12 months in youth detention in 2010 at the age of 20 for attacking police during a demonstration against Gaza sanctions outside the Israeli embassy.
William Evans, defending, said: ‘He was helping to renovate a shisha cafe in Northolt.
‘When that came to end he ran out of money to pay rent and that’s what lead to this work.’
Mr Evans also suggested that his father’s conviction and extradition to the US for terror offences had ‘traumatised’ him.
‘The impact upon him of what happened to father was traumatic, he feels he has suffered significantly as a result of what his father committed when he was only a child.
‘It is extremely difficult to open a bank account, his credit card with Capital One was withdrawn because Capital One is backed by a US bank.
In 2014, another of Hamza’s sons, Tito Ibn Sheikh, was jailed for 12 years for leading a gang who kidnapped a man and tortured him over a £15,000 debt
‘He has struggled for any kind normality, which has culminated in 2019 to changing his name from Yasser Kamal, he now calls himself Jamal Luciano to distance himself from that.
‘He believes he is under surveillance, whether he’s right I don’t know, his family certainly have been, he may still be.’
Mr Evans said Kamel was 14 when his father was first arrested and 22 when he was extradited to the US.
‘This is a picture of a 14-year-old child whose life was turned upside down.
‘Life has been extremely difficult since, that’s led to depression and anxiety on his part.’
Hamza was an imam at Finsbury Park mosque before he was convicted of terror offences in 2006.
He was extradited to the US in 2012 and convicted of a further 11 terror offences there.
Hamza is now suing the US government over his cell conditions, claiming he is not being allowed to use his hook hand or associate with other inmates.
In 2014, another of his sons, Tito Ibn Sheikh, was jailed for 12 years for leading a gang who kidnapped a man and tortured him over a £15,000 debt.
Hamza’s eldest son, Mohammed Kamel Mostafa, was jailed for plotting to blow up British tourists in Yemen in August 1999, when he was just 17.
Mostafa returned to London in 2002 and six years later he was jailed again, with brother Hamza Mustafa Kamel and their step-brother Mohssin Ghailam for running a £1m luxury car scam.
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