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Kids as young as ten are being targeted by dealers to sell drugs

A new report from the Citywide Drugs Crisis Campaign shows young people see drug dealing as a luc...

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12.10 1 May 2019


Kids as young as ten are being targeted by dealers to sell drugs


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12.10 1 May 2019


A new report from the Citywide Drugs Crisis Campaign shows young people see drug dealing as a lucrative alternative to precarious job contracts.

It comes amid reports kids as young as 10 and 12 in Dublin's south inner city are being exploited by dealers who are getting them to sell drugs.

Trained outreach workers operating in Donore Avenue say they can intervene in young people's lives to stop them falling into this trap.

But T.R.Y says it's in danger of shutting down within four months if it doesn't secure a funding commitment.


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