Leeds University Ski Students May Get Imprisonment over Drug Offences in Franceäó»-News

Posted On: 24 Oct 2019


Over a dozen of Leeds University students were arrested in France after cocaine was found on ‘every single seat’ of a coach that took them on a ski trip.  More than 800 students of Leeds Snowriders traveled to the resort last Friday as part of the society’s annual Easter trip. It is assumed that around 17 members of the Russell Group University were pulled over by police and one man has been formally arrested, as they left the Val Thorens ski resort.


According to sources cocaine was found on every single seat of the coach. One student was even found with 100 Valiums along with cocaine and ketamine. European drug laws state that a person is punishable up to 10 years in jail and a fine of up to € 7.5 million for drug supply charges in France. No formal statements were given by the University of Leeds on the matter.


Val Thorens ski resort was opened in 1972 and emerged as one of the top ski resorts in Europe. For 7 nights stay at the resort could range from € 2000 to € 4000 for the 2019/20 season.

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