UK: Drug dealers enrol at universities to get loans

Heroin and crack dealers are enrolling at British universities to secure thousands of pounds of interest free loans and cheap accommodation, according to police, reports The Telegraph. Officers are investigating those who have enrolled on courses to secure a student loan of up to £6,928 (US$11,173) a year, which they then use to buy a stash of Class A drugs.

As a registered student they are also entitled to accommodation that is exempt from council tax - and often in a prime city location. The dealers do not attend lectures but ply their trade from multi-occupancy homes believing they are less likely to be caught.

Police in Southampton say they have uncovered three cases in the past few months and have made arrests. But they believe the problem is far more widespread.
Full report on The Telegraph site