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Eight arrested in Crewe in police operation on organised crime

Eight arrested in Crewe in police operation on organised crime

Eight people have been arrested in Crewe as part of a cross border operation targeting people involved in organised crime.

Cheshire officers teamed up with Merseyside Police and British Transport Police (BTP) as part of an ongoing “county lines drug dealing” crackdown.

July 6, 2021
Cheshire Police make Crewe arrests in drugs crime crackdown

Cheshire Police make Crewe arrests in drugs crime crackdown

Several arrests have been made in Crewe as part of a cross-border crackdown on drugs gangs by Cheshire and Merseyside Police.

It’s part of the ongoing “County Lines” fight on drug dealing and child criminal exploitation, dubbed “Project Medusa”.

April 16, 2021
Nantwich woman among arrests made in County Lines drug crackdown

Nantwich woman among arrests made in County Lines drug crackdown

A Nantwich woman was among several people arrested by Cheshire Police during a week of action to tackle county lines drug dealing.

The 35-year-old woman was arrested by officers after a quantity of heroin was seized at an address in Alton Street in Crewe.

February 16, 2021
Cheshire children face “greater risk” from drug gangs in pandemic, say police

Cheshire children face “greater risk” from drug gangs in pandemic, say police

Children in South Cheshire could be at greater risk of exploitation by county lines drug gangs during the coronavirus pandemic, say police.

Officers in Cheshire are working alongside partners to raise awareness of child criminal exploitation – and how to spot the signs.

February 10, 2021
19 arrested in Cheshire Police crackdown on “county lines” criminals

19 arrested in Cheshire Police crackdown on “county lines” criminals

Nineteen people have been arrested by Cheshire Police during a week of action targeting “county lines” criminals in the county.

Officers arrested 14 men and five women on suspicion of drug offences and executed a number of warrants which resulted in heroin and cocaine being seized.

September 26, 2020
Four arrests as police break “county line” drugs op in Shavington

Four arrests as police break “county line” drugs op in Shavington

Four people have been arrested in raids across Shavington, Crewe and Alsager in a week-long police crackdown on drugs and organised crime.

Drugs warrants were carried out by officers from the Crewe Local Policing Unit (LPU), targeting those who are causing significant harm to Cheshire communities.

February 5, 2020
34 arrested in Cheshire in National Crime Agency ‘County Lines’ operation

34 arrested in Cheshire in National Crime Agency ‘County Lines’ operation

Thirty-four people were arrested and weapons, cash and illegal drugs seized during a county lines week of action in Cheshire.

The crackdown was part of a National Crime Agency initiative to disrupt and protect communities from serious and organised crime in Cheshire.

May 21, 2019
Councillors warn of “county lines” drug impact on Cheshire East communities

Councillors warn of “county lines” drug impact on Cheshire East communities

By Stephen Topping, local democracy reporter
Councillors have warned that “county lines” drug dealing is beginning to have a serious effect on communities across Cheshire East.

County lines is the practice of urban drug dealers using children to sell drugs in rural areas, villages and smaller towns.

January 29, 2019