Joey Ganguli is at it all the time. He lives and breathes and earns his rolls of cash right in the middle of the Asian gang wars that run through criminal life in the East End of London like beach life runs through Blackpool.
He is 21 now and he has been selling drugs since he was 14. In the beginning, he stood on the pavement and sold them for other people. Now he is a top man and he pays other 14-year-olds to take his risks for him.
And when Joey Ganguli turns up in the dock at Thames magistrates court, his case plays out an uncomfortable truth: the courts work in a state of disarray.