Detectives say there have been more arrests in their latest crackdown on so-called County Lines drug dealing in Bangor.
Six people have been arrested in the city in the past fortnight – a haul of suspected Class A drugs has also been seized along with cash.
County Lines gangs, based in major cities, supply drugs to suburban and rural areas by using mobile phone ‘deal lines’, often coercing children and vulnerable adults to move drugs and money.
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.”