Desperate Measures: Man Attempts to Smuggle Drugs and Phones into Prison Using Underwear

Desperate Measures: Man Attempts to Smuggle Drugs and Phones into Prison Using Underwear

Man’s Attempt to Smuggle Drugs and Phones into Prison Exposed


In a bid to settle a drug-related debt, Jameel Hassan resorted to strapping drugs and mobile phones to his underwear, attempting to bring them into Parc Prison in Bridgend, Wales.

Acting on instructions from an organized crime group, he posed as a visitor to an inmate on February 18 last year.

Suspicion arose when a prison staff member noticed something unusual in Hassan’s trousers while he was in the waiting area.

Confronted by the officer, Hassan confessed to having concealed six iPhones, six phone chargers, and a substantial package containing 94 grams of cannabis within his underwear.


Following his arrest, Hassan was taken to Bridgend custody unit. During questioning, he remained tight-lipped, offering “no comment” responses to most inquiries.

He did admit, however, that the organized crime gang had instructed him to transport the illicit items into the prison, refraining from providing further details.

Sentencing and the Aftermath

Appearing at Newport Crown Court for sentencing, Hassan, who resides on Tinkers Green Road in Wilnecote, pleaded guilty to the charge of introducing prohibited articles into a prison.

His defense barrister, David Purnell, emphasized the significance of his early guilty plea as a form of mitigation.


Purnell shed light on the pressures Hassan faced, outlining that he had been coerced into the task due to a substantial drugs debt.

Purnell made it clear that Hassan had no prior connections to south Wales and had transitioned from cannabis use to dependence on class A drugs.

Hassan’s role, Purnell argued, was confined to the bottom of a larger drug operation chain, implying limited involvement.

Presiding over the case, Judge Matthew Porter-Bryant expressed the rationale behind the prohibition of certain items within prisons, noting their potential to facilitate criminal activity and disrupt the prison system’s integrity.

Such illicit items can fuel further illegal behavior and contribute to issues like bullying within the prison environment.


As a result, Hassan received a prison sentence of 35 weeks. In addition to the term, he is required to pay a £156 victim surcharge.

Furthermore, a forfeiture and destruction order has been issued for the seized drugs.


This incident highlights the lengths to which individuals may go in attempting to settle drug-related debts or comply with the demands of criminal organizations.

The use of prisons to further criminal enterprises is a significant concern, emphasizing the need for stringent security measures and vigilance within correctional facilities.


The case also underscores the complexities of individuals caught in such situations, often driven by circumstances that lead them down paths of criminal activity.


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