Episode 3: 'Tackling county lines in Cambridgeshire'
In this podcast we’ll be delving into the world of drugs and county lines in Cambridge.
We’re joined by Sergeant Paul Street who heads op one of our Neighbourhood Support Teams to tackle the growing issue.
You’ll find out why drug dealing affects whole communities and the lengths dealers will go to hide their stashes but also the determination of the team to catch those responsible.
Listen to or read Episode 1
‘Cambs Cops: Our Stories’ is the force’s first true crime podcast series, providing an insight into policing in Cambridgeshire.
This podcast is available to watch and listen via the media player with subtitles included. A written transcript of the episode is also available via the link below.
Drug networking and county lines
Drug networking, also known as county lines, involves organised crime groups extending their drug dealing business from big cities into new areas.
These groups often use a phone number, known as a 'drugs line', to contact their customers and sell class A drugs.
Drug dealing groups often use young people to deliver their drugs, by paying them or by forcing them through violence and grooming.
These young people, known as 'runners', are usually male and aged between 12 and 20. The young people travel between cities and other areas to deliver drugs and collect cash on behalf of the dealers.
Report drug activity in your area
We all have a role to play in keeping our local areas safe from drug dealing.
You can report drugs related crimes to us online or call us on 101. You don't have to tell us your name, just what you know or have seen. Your information could be vital.
If someone is in immediate danger or a crime is taking place you should always call 999.
If you'd prefer to stay anonymous, you can contact Crimestoppers to report anonymously online (opens in a new window)or by calling 0800 555 111.