Drug dealers are targeting students with business cards selling – Daily News

Drug dealers are targeting students with business cards selling – Daily News

Drug dealers are targeting students with business cards selling – Daily News
#Drug, #dealers, #targeting, #students, #with, #business, #cards, #selling Ruthless drug dealers are targeting vulnerable young students at some of Britain’s top universities by brazenly handing out professional business cards on campuses – while police appear to turn a blind eye.Students, many of whom are living away from home for the first time, are given instant access to Class A drugs – including cocaine, MDMA and ketamine – simply by calling mobile phone numbers printed on slick flyers.A disturbing Mail on Sunday investigation at four of Britain’s leading universities found: Shameless dealers offering free samples of drugs stapled to the back of business cards;‘Buy One Get One Free’ deals on Class A drugs that have killed scores of students;Claims that police take no action.Our troubling probe comes after a recent survey found 62 per cent of students thought that their university should take ‘a stronger line’ on ‘students who repeatedly use drugs’.Another survey found 56 per cent of students have admitted to taking drugs, but the National Union of Students last year called on universities not to inform police about students caught using illegal substances to avoid them getting a criminal record. Share this article Share The Mail on Sunday was alerted to the sinister presence of brazen drug dealers handing out their business cards to students at the University of Leeds, the University of Manchester, the University of Nottingham, and Queen Mary University of London.Last night, police said they were investigating the use of business cards by dealers, while an MP called for a government task force to tackle the problem. It comes after students told this newspaper they had been handed flyers by drug dealers at events during Freshers’ Week at the start of the academic year.The cards obtained by this newspaper are often disguised as offering legitimate services, such as catering and fitness training.But when they are handed out to students by the dealers they are told that if they call the phone number printed they can buy drugs that can be delivered within minutes. One card with an image of a balloon simply advertised ‘party essentials’. Another offered a ‘buy 1 get 1 free’ deal on Tuesdays.When our reporter, posing as a student, rang the numbers on the cards he was able to buy cocaine, party drug MDMA and powerful tranquilliser ketamine – all of which have caused the deaths of young students in recent years.Our investigation began at the University of Leeds, which has more than 27,000 undergraduates, and was recently ranked in the top ten universities in the UK. Famous alumni include former Home Secretary Jack Straw. A recent survey by student newspaper The Tab found 90 per cent of students in the city admitted to taking drugs.In 2014, Leeds law and French student Natasha Brunton, 21, was found dead after taking cocaine.One current student passed our reporter a business card he said a dealer had handed to him in the popular student area of Hyde Park at the start of term. The card for dea
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