More than 100 people arrested in crackdown on County Lines drug gangs

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More than 100 people have been arrested during a three-day operation to tackle County Lines drugs.

Police from Surrey and the Thames Valley seized 46 vehicles and 18 weapons, as well as a large quantity of drugs.

The three-day initiative, known as 'Operation Pandilla', used Automatic Number Plate Recognition technology to target the road network often used to run 'County Lines' drug operations.

Credit: Thames Valley Police

Detective Inspector Dee Fielding from Surrey Police said: "Many of those arrested will be involved in organised criminality and pose a risk to our communities, often targeting vulnerable adults and children.

"Our focus over the three days was to send a clear message to those that are involved in these types of crimes that they are not welcome here in Surrey or in any other Police force areas.

"Safeguarding our communities is paramount and we intend to continue to robustly disrupt these organised crime groups who bring a disproportionate amount of violence and harm to our communities."

The public is urged to contact police when they feel criminal gangs are operating in the area.

You can report it online or contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or via