There has been an ongoing issue of County Lines gangs targeting vulnerable people in our community and dealing drugs in public spaces.
Friday 15th May, 2020
Avon and Somerset Police coordinated a week of action in Yeovil last week to tackle county lines drug dealing and the associated exploitation of vulnerable people.
‘County lines’ is a term used to describe gangs and organised criminal networks involved in exporting illegal drugs out of bigger cities into one or more smaller towns around the UK.
They are using dedicated mobile phone lines or other forms of phones as a ‘deal line’. They are likely to exploit children and vulnerable adults to move and store the drugs and money, and they will often use coercion, intimidation, violence and weapons.
The operation was the result of a coordinated effort between officers and staff from Avon and Somerset Police including Operation Remedy and the Neighbourhood Policing Team.