Monday, January 8, 2018

Brazen UK drug dealers using Facebook to sell drugs to children

One UK Facebook dealer told a journalist posing as a schoolboy that he could offer 'Banging Charlie’ [slang for cocaine] for £120 or some 'great weed'.

An Instagram dealer posted a picture of two large bags of cannabis, telling potential customers: "Don’t miss out". On Twitter an American dealer offered to mail 150 ecstasy tablets to Britain for £1,630.

Many are accusing the sites of "aiding and abetting" the sale of drugs to minors.

One drug dealer boasted about his stash on Facebook
A Facebook spokesman said: "We encourage our community to report any activity like this using our reporting tools so we can quickly remove it."

Instagram said it encouraged users to report illegal activity, while a Twitter spokesman said: "By using Twitter, you agree to comply with all applicable laws governing your online conduct and content."