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Mohammed Qasim

Print publication date: 2018

Print ISBN-13: 9781447341482

Published to Policy Press Scholarship Online: September 2018

DOI: 10.1332/policypress/9781447341482.001.0001

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‘We are hustlers’ – relationship with drugs

‘We are hustlers’ – relationship with drugs

(p.63) Four ‘We are hustlers’ – relationship with drugs
Young, Muslim and Criminal

Mohammed Qasim

Policy Press

This chapter looks at how The Boys would go about their drug dealing. Selling drugs was a risky business, so in order to evade detection from the police, The Boys had to be discreet. Drug dealing also involved shrewdness, the activity in many ways being similar to running a business. This meant buying drugs as cheaply as possible and then trying to sell them on to make maximum profit. The Boys consumed drugs, but what they used themselves differed from what they sold. Many of the young men also drank alcohol, with some of them drinking heavily and often. The chapter examines the challenges that drinking alcohol presented in a neighbourhood where most of the residents were Muslims.

Keywords:   The Boys, drug dealing, maximum profit, drugs, alcohol, drinking, Muslims

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