County lines drugs gangs could return to using public transport to move drugs around the UK as trains and coaches get busier in the coming months. Restrictions linked to the pandemic last year forced drugs couriers to use cars when coach services stopped and train services were reduced, making them more identifiable and increasing the risk of being caught.

Police are now tracking whether the gangs will return to trains and coaches as passenger numbers increase again, allowing them to blend in with crowds while moving consignments of illegal drugs.

The Metropolitan Police, has arrested more than 1,000 people linked to county lines gangs since November 2019.

Around 600 of the lines are in operation in England and Wales, down from an estimated 2,000 in 2019, and they are thought to be one of key drivers behind the number of teenage murders in London this year.

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Source: Cops fear county lines gangs will return to trains and coaches for drug deal trips

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