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Arrests in connection with county lines drug dealing in Peterborough

12 Oct 2021

Three men have been arrested in connection with county lines drug dealing in Peterborough.

Two warrants, led by our Neighbourhood Support Team, were carried out in Longthorpe this morning (Tuesday), resulting in the arrests.

The men, aged 18, 22 and 29, were arrested on suspicion of being concerned in the supply of drugs. The 18-year-old was also arrested on suspicion of possession of cannabis.

All three men were taken to Thorpe Wood Police Station, where they remain in custody.

 

One man was voluntarily interviewed after a taser-torch and a knuckle duster – both prohibited weapons under new legislation – were found at one of the homes. Read more about the legislation here.

 

County lines drug dealing often involves organised crime groups who use a phone number, known as a 'drugs line', to contact their customers and sell class A drugs.

DI Shish Thind said: “County lines drug dealing affects so many people in our communities – the groups often use young people to deliver their drugs, by paying them or by forcing them through violence and grooming.

“I would urge anyone who has information or suspicions about drug dealing or young people who may be being exploited, to get in touch with us.”

Further information about county lines drug dealing can be found on our website here, along with the option to report information.

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