County Lines is a term used to describe gangs or organised criminal gangs involved in exporting illegal
drugs in to one or more importing areas (within the UK), using dedicated mobile phone lines or other
form of “deal line”.
They are likely to exploit children and vulnerable adults to engage in criminal activity and they will often use coercion, intimidation, violence (including sexual violence) and weapons.
An understanding of County Lines
How gangs operate around illegal drugs
How young people and vulnerable adults are exploited and may link to organised crime