North West Regional Organised Crime Unit
 

County Lines

Wed 13th, Sep

County Lines is the term used by police and law enforcement to commonly describe the approach taken by gangs and criminal networks originating from urban areas, who travel to locations such as county or coastal towns to sell class A drugs.

Gangs typically use children and vulnerable people to deliver drugs to customers and this often involves deception, intimidation, violence, debt bondage and/or grooming. The county lines business model is linked by a marketed mobile phone line through which users phone for specific drugs to be supplied.

For more guidance and information on County Lines please follow the links below;

https://www.gov.uk/government/news/government-takes-action-on-county-line-drug-gangs

http://www.nationalcrimeagency.gov.uk/news/958-county-lines-drug-networks-now-a-nation-wide-issue