What is County Lines drug dealing?

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County lines drug dealing is a National issue and is going on throughout Warrington and Cheshire
Please follow the link and have a look out for the signs that someone may be involved in County Lines criminality, Often the people involved are vulnerable and victims themselves
If you have any information or a concerned about anyone involved ring 101 or anonymously on crimestoppers 0800555111

County Lines
County Lines is where illegal drugs are transported from one area to another, often across police and local authority boundaries (although not exclusively), usually by children or vulnerable people who are coerced into it by gangs. The ‘County Line’ is the mobile phone line used to take the orders of drugs. Importing areas (areas where the drugs are taken to) are reporting increased levels of violence and weapons-related crimes as a result of this trend.

Cuckooing
Cuckooing is a practice where people take over a person's home and use the property to facilitate exploitation. It takes the name from cuckoos who take over the nests of other birds. There are different types of cuckooing: Using the property to deal, store or take drugs.

For more information please follow the link to the NCA website below
https://www.nationalcrimeagency.gov.uk/what-we-do/crime-threats/drug-trafficking/county-lines#:~:text=County%20Lines%20is%20where%20illegal,take%20the%20orders%20of%20drugs.

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PCSO Tony Spruce 20445


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