Revealed: British man, 31, who Jay Slater visited in AirBnb before vanishing is a convicted DRUG dealer


The Briton at the centre of the Jay Slater mystery broke his silence Wednesday – and told MailOnline: ‘He came to my Airbnb alive and he left my Airbnb alive.’


Ayub Qassim invited Jay, 19, back to his rented holiday cottage after a rave in Tenerife hours before he vanished on June 17.

Qassim, 31, was jailed nine years ago for being the mastermind behind a sophisticated operation to flood Wales with Class A drugs.

He booked the £40-a-night holiday rental online under the name Ayub Abdul.

Spanish police hunting for Jay have already spoken to Qassim and the unnamed friend he was travelling with known only as ‘Johnny Vegas’.

The men stayed on the island for an extra day after Jay went missing to speak to police – although both have been described as ‘irrelevant’ to their investigation.


Qassim said: ‘The only comment I have to make is that Jay came to the house alive, and he left the house alive.

‘I let the geezer stay at mine because he had nowhere else to go, his friends had all left him.

‘I know Jay, through friends, I’m not going to bring someone back to mine if I don’t know them.

‘I’m doing the geezer a favour and now my face is all over the news. It’s a bit mental. I haven’t even done anything.’

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In 2015 Qassim was the ringleader of a London-based crime gang who imported heroin and crack cocaine to Cardiff. When police raided a property there, they found drugs, cash, mobile phones and digital scales. Qassim was sentenced to nine years and nine months.

Qassim insisted he had had no argument with Jay and he had even given him a blanket to sleep in.

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