Surrey Police works with Forces across the country to target county line criminals
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Over the past six months, Surrey Police and Sussex Police have taken out over 60 different drugs lines as part of Op Orochi in partnership with the Metropolitan Police Service.
In the early hours of this morning (Monday 9 August) officers from both Surrey and Essex Police travelled to London and worked side by side with the Metropolitan Police Service on the operation. A 26 year old male from Hounslow has been arrested on suspicion in the supply of class A drugs and is currently in custody.
DI Kate Hyder said "For over two years we have been working collaboratively with other Forces to tackle county lines. Those criminals that are co-ordinating these drug lines are at the centre of our focus and we have been working hard to cut off the supply at the source."
Officers across Surrey and Sussex are committed to tackling county lines and are working with other Forces across the country, in particular the Metropolitan Police Service, to disrupt drug supply networks and putting criminals behind bars in order to protect our communities.
If you are concerned about drug use or drug dealing in your area, contact us on 101 or via the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.In an emergency, always dial 999.
What are the signs of potential drug dealing?
Lots of visitors, who don't stay very long, arriving at all times of the day and night
People waiting in cars outside particular properties exchanging small packets or cash
Lots of visitors bringing items such as TV's or bikes but leaving empty handed
Lone/vulnerable neighbours suddenly having groups of young men living at their address
What we want to know:
Time, date and place
Vehicle registrations and the make, model and colour
Descriptions of people and details of what they were doing