Birmingham men arrested in connection with County Lines investigation

 

Two men from Birmingham have been arrested and suspected Class A drugs seized as part of a police investigations to target County Lines drug dealing.

On Tuesday (17 July) officers executed a planned stop of a vehicle which had been identified as travelling between Birmingham and Gloucester.

The vehicle was safely stopped on the A40 northern bypass and a search resulted in approximately £1,000 worth of suspected crack cocaine being seized.

A 21-year-old man and a 23-year-old man, both from Birmingham, were arrested on suspicion of Class A drugs supply. They have been released under investigation pending further enquiries.

County Lines relates to the phone lines people use. Drugs gangs set up a dedicated phone number for people to order and supply drugs such as heroin and crack cocaine. They also often take over the homes of vulnerable people and exploit children by using them as drug mules.