Hüseyin Baybaşin

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(Drug Trafficker, Deep State Actor)
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BornHüseyin Baybaşin
25 December 1956
Criminal status
in prison
RelativesAbdullah Baybaşin
Criminal convictions
• drug trafficking
• conspiracy
• kidnapping
A druglord with close and acknowledged ties to Turkish government leaders, who also worked as an informer for UK Customs & Excise. Now in prison

Hüseyin Baybaşin is a senior drug trafficker, brother of Abdullah Baybaşin, who is in jail in the Netherlands.


Hüseyin Baybaşin worked as an informer for UK Customs & Excise, since either late 1994 or early 1995, according to evidence brought before an immigration appeals tribunal. [1]

Baybasin Cartel

The Guardian reported in 2006 that police had estimated that the Baybasin Cartel was "notorious among law enforcement agencies across Europe", and "controlled up to 90% of the heroin which entered the country [UK] after its leading members settled in the home counties in the mid-1990s". It noted further that a Cartel member spoke of the UK becoming a "sanctuary" for the gang's leaders after a deal was struck with UK Customs & Excise.[1]

State Druglord Nexus

Sibel Edmonds has spoken about Baybaşin's connections with the Turkish Deep State.


The Guardian reports that it "is unclear whether [UK] Customs was operating with ministerial approval" in collaborating with Baybaşin. Michael Howard, who was Home Secretary at the time, and Ann Widdecombe (who it incorrectly stated was the then "UK Immigration Minister"), both claimed that they could not recall the name "Baybaşin".[1]


In May 1996, while in jail on drug trafficking charges, Baybasin gave an interview to Aydınlık ("Illumination")[2], then a weekly magazine of the Workers' Party, the leading opposition group in Turkey. He claimed that the heroin transports are controlled by former police chief and then-minister of the interior Mehmet Agar.[3] In another interview with the Volkskrant he claimed that Turkish president Suleyman Demirel and Turkish Prime minister Tansu Ciller were equally involved.[4]

2007 lawsuit

In 2007, Baybaşin arranged a lawsuit against Joris Demmink, pleading his innocence. He had been imprisoned on drug trafficking charges, possibly after personal pressure on Demmink from the Turkish government.[5]