County Lines: Seizing trainers 'won't deter drug runners'

County Lines: Seizing trainers 'won't deter drug runners'
 

A police force has announced a new tactic to tackle drug runners: confiscate their expensive trainers and designer clothes. Officers hope it "will have an impact", but a former gang member says it will do nothing to deter offenders.
The move is part of work tackling county lines - the drug dealing networks connecting urban and rural areas across the UK through dedicated phone lines.
Designer trainers and clothes are seized by officers under the Proceeds of Crime Act and offenders are given a cheap pair of plimsolls to go home in.
Jermaine Lawlor, a former drug dealer, says the... read more

 
1 June 2018 in Regional, Views: 52
Source: BBC
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