Arrests in Grantham as police crack down on drugs gangs
Police made a number of arrests in Grantham during a national week of action against 'county lines' which was part of a crackdown across the East Midlands in October.
In the fourth County Lines Intensification Week since the inception of the National County Lines Coordination Centre in September 2018, 64 people were arrested and seven deal lines were disconnected.
‘County lines’ refers to the gangs and organised criminal networks involved in exporting illegal drugs into one or more importing areas in the UK, using dedicated mobile phone lines or another form of ‘deal line’. Gangs based in cities are targeting the most vulnerable people in smaller areas across the country, including Lincolnshire, to sell class A drugs on their behalf.
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