North Wales Police have continued their pursuit of those bringing harmful drugs into the Bangor, after officers have made six ‘County Lines‘ related arrests in the city over the past two weeks.
A quantity of what is believed to be Class A drugs and cash have also been seized and further enquiries are now underway.
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 phones or ‘deal lines.’
Drug dealers often exploit children and vulnerable adults to move the drugs and money to and from the urban area and to store the drugs locally.
District Inspector Jon Aspinall said: “This work is part of our ongoing efforts to tackle the supply of drugs coming into the area as part of our wider strategy to combat ‘County Lines’ crime.
“Possession and distribution of controlled drugs or the exploitation of vulnerable individuals will not be tolerated in our communities and we’ll continue to make determined efforts to disrupt this unwelcome activity. We are determined to keep our communities safe, however we can’t tackle this problem alone. The key to all of this is intelligence and I cannot emphasise enough the importance of the community sharing concerns with us.”
If you have information or concerns regarding drug-related crime in your area please contact us via 101 or the live web chat. Alternatively contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.
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