Two arrested in York drugs investigation

Photograph: North Yorkshire Police
11 Aug 2020 @ 9.04 pm
| Crime

Two people have been arrested in York today (Tuesday) as police cracked down on county lines drug dealing.

A man from Sheffield and a woman from London, both 19, were arrested in the Clifton Ings area “following proactive policing activity in the area”, a North Yorkshire Police spokesperson said.

They have since been released on conditional police bail to allow further enquiries to be carried out.

“County Lines” is the term used to describe a form of organised crime where criminals based in urban areas travel to smaller county towns to sell drugs.

They often force young or vulnerable people to travel and sell the drugs for them.

It takes its name from the phone lines used by organised crime gangs to advertise their drugs for sale.