Cambridgeshire Constabulary has launched a campaign to raise awareness of county lines criminality.
County Lines is when organised crime groups from big cities, mainly London, extend their drug dealing into new areas.
Drug dealers get young people to deliver their drugs, by paying them or by forcing them through violence and grooming. It is a crime that can affect girls and boys, regardless of their background or culture.
These young people, known as ‘runners’, travel between big cities and other areas to deliver drugs and collect cash on behalf of the dealers. They may swallow drugs to avoid police finding them.
Vulnerable adults are also forced to help with the running of the county line and could have their homes taken over by dealers and used as drug dens.