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Crackdown on County Lines by Norfolk Police, including in Thetford, sees arrests as well as drugs and weapon seized

A crackdown campaign by Norfolk Police which has seen drugs, weapons and money seized as well as two County Line phone lines shut across the county has included arrests in Thetford.

The week of action, between March 4 and 10, not only saw warrants executed in Thetford, but also in Norwich, King’s Lynn and Great Yarmouth.

Arrests for offences across the week included possession with intent to supply and being concerned in the supply of Class A and B drugs as well as officers seizing crack cocaine, heroin, cannabis, magic mushrooms and MDMA, as well as knives, a hammer and a knuckle duster.

The crackdown week by Norfolk Police took place between March 4 and 10. Picture: iStock
The crackdown week by Norfolk Police took place between March 4 and 10. Picture: iStock

Officers and staff also visited vulnerable residents and held engagement events with young people and businesses.

Inspector Jo Minnis, County Lines lead for Norfolk Constabulary, said: “It is important to note this work never stops.

“We will look to disrupt serious and organised crime, drug dealing and other associated criminality every day of the year, and wherever possible, bring those responsible to justice.”

Other work during the week included working with taxi companies to ensure they know what to look for and how to report suspicious behaviour. Taxis are sometimes used by dealers to move around the county.

The week of activity was coordinated by the National County Lines Coordination Centre set up by the National Crime Agency and NPCC.

Anyone with information around drug supply is encouraged to contact Norfolk Constabulary on 101, online via our Report a crime | Norfolk Constabulary or anonymously via Crimestoppers.

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