Be vigilant of children travelling alone

Be vigilant of children travelling alone

Published by Maria Greenwood at 10:45am 14th May 2019.

Drug gangs could be involved.

Dorset Police are asking us to look out for children travelling alone for long distances on public transport.

They say they could be being exploited by gangs involved in drug crime.

The practice of using children to courier drugs and money across the country is called county lines.

To do this they will often use coercion, intimidation, violence and weapons.

Dorset Police say: "The deal line is often treated as a 'brand' for the gangs who generally focus on supplying Class A drugs like heroin or crack cocaine.

"An operating base is an essential feature of county lines gangs. They will regularly exploit vulnerable people, by building up a debt or using threats and violence in order to take over a person's home. This practice is commonly referred to as 'cuckooing'."

You can find out how to spot the signs HERE.

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