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‘We’re coming after you’: Home secretary warns of crackdown on county lines gangs

Written by on 16/09/2020

Criminals who organise and run county lines drugs operations have been warned by the home secretary: “We’re coming after you.”

Priti Patel told Sky News that authorities had “turned a corner” in their efforts against the gangs, as she witnessed an operation against an alleged “county line organiser” in south London this morning.

More than 2,600 people have been arrested since the government made an additional £25m available to tackle the criminal gangs who run drugs from major cities into towns across the country.

The home secretary said the government was determined to ensure that authorities go after the “head of the snake”, targeting those responsible for preying on the vulnerable and fuelling much of the violent crime playing out on the country’s streets.

 Sky News

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