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Exploitation, cartels and trafficking: The secrets of UK’s drug world

April 25 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

FREE but booking required - see entry for details

University of York Drug Science Society Lecture

In this talk, Max Daly provides insights into the key players and mechanisms driving the UK’s drug underworld – where do illicit substances come from? How are they distributed, marketed, and sold on social media, and the streets?

With tales ranging from drug smuggling schemes, trafficking, and exploitation to super cartels, ethnic gangs, and money laundering, join us for a fascinating discussion and learn more about the gears driving Britain’s underground drug scene.

About the speaker

Max Daly is an Orwell Prize-winning journalist and author, specialising in drugs and crime. M. Daly has been the Global Drugs Editor at VICE since 2018, a columnist for them since 2013, and has also worked as the development producer for a few Vice documentaries.

As a freelancer, Max Daly has written for the Guardian, Times, Buzzfeed, Marie Claire, Mail on Sunday, BBC, Mirror, Independent and specialist magazines. Before freelancing, M. Daly was the editor of Druglink – feeding the national media and the sector with UK drug use trends, investigations and analysis of the UK drug market. Max Daly was also the deputy news editor on the Big Issue, and a lecturer in journalism at the LCC for two years.

IN PERSON ONLY – If you have any questions please contact drugsciencesoc@yusu.org


April 25
6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
FREE but booking required - see entry for details


University of York Open Lecture Series
01904 324778
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Room P/L/002, School of Physics, Engineering and Technology Building, Campus West, University of York (Map)
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