Gangs and County Lines

County Lines is a term used to describe gangs, groups or drug networks that supply drugs from urban to suburban areas across the country, including market and coastal towns, using dedicated mobile phone lines or 'deal lines'. They exploit children and vulnerable adults to move the drugs and money to and from the urban area, and to store the drugs in local markets. They will often use intimidation, violence and weapons, including knives and firearms.

To go to the Government website, click here.

Below is a 'County Lines' Home Office poster, localised for use across Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland.

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