03/18/2010 05:12 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

British MPs To Go "Clubbing" To Investigate Cocaine

British MPs are to enjoy a night out "clubbing" in order to learn more about the cocaine trade.

The BBC reports that the House of Commons home affairs committee, led by Labour's Keith Vaz, will be investigating drugs and drug prevention at "Student nights" in nightclubs.

The BBC writes:

The student nights are of interest because technology, such as scanners to detect cocaine and "knife arches", is in use.

Mr Vaz said: "This [cocaine dealing] is a very, very serious crime and what we want to do is make sure is that the police get as much help as possible."

However, The Telegraph spoke to an anonymous police source, who suspected the MPs may be in for a bit of a shock when they head to the clubs.

"Some of these clubs are real rave ups with people doing all sorts.

"I imagine some of these MPs haven't been to a club since the 70s - and it's a long way from the Bee Gees and Abba these days."

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