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Drug dealer wallows in luxury during spa trips with his mum four years into ten-year prison sentence

Gangster’s paradise: Drug dealer jailed over £5m cocaine ring is pictured wallowing in luxury during weekend spa trips with his mum… four years into his ten-year prison sentence

  • Instagram posts show Luke Jewitt, 33, visiting Santai Hotel in Birmingham 
  • Jewitt jailed in 2016 after gang’s 3.6-tons of cocaine and cannabis intercepted
  • Serving at Birmingham Prison which was returned to government control in August 

A drug dealer jailed for his role in a £5.2 million international cocaine smuggling ring has been leaving his cell for weekend spa trips – despite serving barely four years of his ten-year sentence.

Instagram posts show Luke Jewitt, 33, enjoying visits to the luxury Santai Hotel in Birmingham – where spa days cost up to £140 – with his mother.

In one picture, the heavily tattooed gangster grins as he relaxes in a hot-tub. In another, he stares moodily into the camera as he sits in a leather armchair.

Instagram posts show Luke Jewitt, 33, enjoying visits to the luxury Santai Hotel in Birmingham – where spa days cost up to £140 – with his mother. In one picture, the heavily tattooed gangster grins as he relaxes in a hot-tub (above) 

Jewitt was found guilty of conspiracy to supply after his gang’s 3.6-ton cargo of cocaine and cannabis was intercepted by police in October 2014.

Jewitt, whose brother Jamie appeared on the ITV dating show Love Island, was jailed in July 2016 for his part in what police described as ‘a sophisticated drugs importation and distribution network’.

His life of crime inspired The Corrupted, a thriller written by Nick Moorcroft, a childhood friend.

A film version was released last month starring Sam Claflin, Hugh Bonneville and Timothy Spall.

To prepare for his role, Claflin, who is best known for playing Finnick Odair in The Hunger Games series, visited Jewitt at Birmingham jail. 

In a recent interview, Jewitt said some of his gangland friends had been murdered and that he knew he was being followed by undercover police.

Jewitt was found guilty of conspiracy to supply after his gang’s 3.6-ton cargo of cocaine and cannabis was intercepted by police in October 2014

Jewitt was found guilty of conspiracy to supply after his gang’s 3.6-ton cargo of cocaine and cannabis was intercepted by police in October 2014

Jewitt, whose brother Jamie appeared on the ITV dating show Love Island, was jailed in July 2016 for his part in what police described as ‘a sophisticated drugs importation and distribution network’

Jewitt, whose brother Jamie appeared on the ITV dating show Love Island, was jailed in July 2016 for his part in what police described as ‘a sophisticated drugs importation and distribution network’

‘I knew what was going on. I stopped what I was doing, but they were already on to the whole operation. They had what they needed,’ he claimed.

He added that he was now a reformed character, telling youngsters thinking of getting involved with the drugs trade to ‘get your head down’ instead.

Birmingham prison was returned to Government control last August after a 15-year deal with contractor G4S was cancelled. 

Jewitt's life of crime inspired The Corrupted, a thriller written by Nick Moorcroft, a childhood friend. A film version was released last month starring Sam Claflin (left), Hugh Bonneville and Timothy Spall

Jewitt’s life of crime inspired The Corrupted, a thriller written by Nick Moorcroft, a childhood friend. A film version was released last month starring Sam Claflin (left), Hugh Bonneville and Timothy Spall

Peter Clarke, the chief inspector of prisons, had said the jail had fallen into a ‘state of crisis’ and was the worst he had come across.

The Ministry of Justice said that since being sentenced, Jewitt had spent almost three years behind bars and he had previously spent a year in custody on remand.

The Prison Service said: ‘Release on licence is only granted towards the end of an offender’s sentence following a risk assessment.’

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