Child Criminal Exploitation

Moving Drugs and Cash Along County Lines –
What we know about the Exploitation of Children and Young People by Criminal Gangs and Networks

The  movement  of  drugs  and  cash  in  this  way  is  often  referred  to  as  ‘county  lines  exploitation’ because  young  people  are used to  move cash  and Class A drugs across county boundaries from urban  areas  into  rural  towns  or  county  locations.  The  activity  is  coordinated  by  the  use  of dedicated mobile phone lines. The lure of money is typically used to draw young people into the network.

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Further information

Criminal   Exploitation   of   Children   and   Vulnerable   Adults:   County   Lines   (The   Home   Office) (https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/criminal-exploitation-of-children-and-vulnerable-adults-county-lines)   -   This   guidance   outlines   what   county   lines   (and   associated   criminal exploitation) is, signs to look for in potential victims, and what to do about it.

County Lines Violence, Exploitation & Drug Supply (National Crime Agency, 2017)

http://www.nationalcrimeagency.gov.uk/publications/832-county-lines-violence-exploitation-and-drug-supply-2017/filethis external link will open in a new window

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