Two arrested on suspicion of County Lines drug supply and criminal exploitation

Detectives have arrested two men in relation to suspected County Lines drug supply following warrants in Liverpool today, Friday 16 September.

Warrants were carried out in Anfield early this morning.

A 49-year-old man and a 29-year-old man, both from Anfield, were arrested on suspicion of heroin and crack cocaine supply; and arranging or facilitating travel of another person with a view to exploitation. Both have been taken to police stations for questioning and remain in custody.

Detective Inspector Gary Stratton said, “These arrests are part of an ongoing operation to target those suspected of dealing drugs in North Wales, and suspected criminal exploitation.

“We are committed to working with other forces and agencies to tackling the harm that County Lines causes in our communities.

“Key to this work is people in those areas affected being alive to the signs that young and otherwise vulnerable people are being exploited, attracted by false promises of glamour and riches that these gangs peddle.

“Today’s activity is part of a bigger picture and people should be assured that a lot of work is ongoing in the background to make your streets safer and protect those at risk. Tell us what you know and we will do the rest.”

If you have concerns about drug dealing in your area you can contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111, call Merseyside Police on 101 or DM @MerpolCC.

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