#parents | #teensvaping | Updates as drugs raids cops put doors in across Merseyside

Police teams raided homes across the region on Friday morning in a series of co-ordinated raids.

The strike day is the high-profile culmination of a long-running investigation into a County Lines operation.

Such networks are run by city gangs who attempt to take over the drugs market in other towns and cities, sometimes peddling misery hundred of miles from their base.

Transactions and supply chains are directed from the hub city, where gang members control the phone used to receive customer orders.

They then oversee their network of dealers working on the streets to carry out the transactions.

Merseyside outfits are known to have influence in Cheshire, Lancashire, Cumbria, North Wales, Devon and Cornwall.

We’ll be bringing you the very latest updates, pictures and video on this breaking news story.

For the latest news and breaking news visit  http://www.liverpoolecho.co.uk/news/  .

Get all the big headlines, pictures, analysis, opinion and video on the stories that matter to you.

Follow us on Twitter @LivECHONews – the official Liverpool ECHO Twitter account – real news in real time.

We’re also on Facebook/theliverpoolecho – your must-see news, features, videos and pictures throughout the day from the Liverpool ECHO.




Source link