Marlborough arrest in County Lines crackdown
A 32 year old man from Franklyn Acre in Marlborough was arrested earlier today (Thursday 10 October) as part of a crackdown on County Lines drugs gangs by Wiltshire Police.
Overall ten arrests were made in the operation that involved fifty officers. This makes a total of 43 arrests so far this week as the operation continues.
The Marlborough man was arrested on suspicion of supplying class A drugs. All nine of the other arrests were made in areas of Swindon.
Detective Inspector Paul Franklin said: “Our work to stop these County Lines gangs continues in an effort to take those, who are involved in these criminal activities, out of the system.
"We want to show the public that we are listening to their concerns about drug supply and the violence which usually accompanies it, and are doing something about it.
"Our work also spot-lights education, prevention and protection; the bottom line is that we are trying to stop the exploitation of young and vulnerable people who get caught up with these drug networks.
"We will continue working with our partners in the local councils, schools and colleges to ensure everyone concerned is playing their part in tackling County Lines.”
If you have information about drug dealing in your area there are options available for reporting. You can call the Police on 101 or 999 in an emergency or go to www.wiltshire.police.uk where you can report anonymously.