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Thames Valley Police seize £65,000 in cash and £17,000 worth of drugs in County Lines drugs bust

Thames Valley Police

Over £65,000 in cash and £17,000 worth of drugs have been seized as part of an intense County Lines interception in the Thames Valley.

County Lines involves inner-city drug gangs expanding their operations to smaller towns and rural areas, often exploiting vulnerable young people to sell.

Thames Valley Police have also arrested 100 people, seized 17 weapons and found almost 1500 drugs wraps - including heroin and cocaine.

County Lines drug networks have been targeted in a week of coordinated law enforcement across the UK, recovering over £250,000 worth of Cocaine, £100,170 of Crack Cocaine and more than £70,000 in Heroin.

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There's been a crackdown on County Lines across the UK this month

Detective Chief Superintendent Richard List from Thames Valley Police said:

“Thames Valley Police remains fully committed to tackling ‘County Lines’ and the significant harm that they cause both in the Thames Valley and more widely.

"This intensification week is good evidence of this robust commitment to protect the public and bring offenders to justice.

“We will be relentless in our pursuit of those who are involved in this activity and who regularly use violence and intimidation to target young and vulnerable people in our communities.

"County Lines is one of the most significant social problems of our time – it needs to be a priority for us all."


Detective Chief Superintendent Richard List speaking to The Breeze.

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