• Monday, May 23, 2022

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Imam at Belmarsh prison arrested for trying to smuggle in £60k worth of drugs

Mohamed Rawat was caught at Belmarsh jail allegedly carrying more than 60 sheets of paper soaked in spice GRAEME ROBERTSON/GETTY IMAGES

By: Sarwar Alam

An Imam has been arrested after allegedly trying to smuggle £60,000 worth of drugs into Belmarsh prison. Mohamed Rawat was stopped at the prison gates and found to have 60 sheets of paper soaked in spice, a synthetic drug which is rampant in UK prisons. The 49-year-old from North London was under investigation by an anti-corruption unit at the Category A prison which holds some of the country’s most notorious criminals including Michael Adebolajo and Michael Adebowale, who killed Fusilier Lee Rigby in 2013 and Muslim extremist preacher Anjem Choudary was also an inmate there. Belmarsh holds around 900 prisoners…

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