Posted: Sat 1st Jul 2023

Police vow to seize drugs and cash from kids sent to Deeside by Merseyside dealers

News and Info from Deeside, Flintshire, North Wales
This article is old - Published: Saturday, Jul 1st, 2023

Police in Flintshire have used social media to deliver a message to Merseyside county lines drug gangs that exploit children, sending them to Deeside to sell Class A drugs.

In a Facebook post, North Flintshire neighbourhood police team declared their intent to arrest any criminals engaging in such operations and seize their drugs and cash.

The police post reads:

“Dear Merseyside Drug Dealers,
Please stop sending kids to North Wales to sit in someone else’s house and deal your drugs for you. We will arrest them and take all your drugs and cash.
Yours faithfully, North Wales Police.”

This warning follows the arrest of four individuals at a Connahs Quay address yesterday, Friday, June 30, on suspicion of various drug-related offences.

[Police raid a property in Connah’s Quay on Friday] 

Officers found and seized a large quantity of Heroin, Crack Cocaine, Cannabis and drug paraphernalia, as well as cash.

The police also highlighted their concern over “cuckooing”, a term describing the practice where drug dealers take over the home of a vulnerable person to use for their illegal operations.

Police rely significantly on ‘community intelligence’ to apprehend drug dealers.

In the Facebook post, North Wales Police encouraged Flintshire residents to report any suspicions of such activities in their local area.

If you possess information about suspected criminal activities in the area, you can report this to the police by dialling the 101 number or making a report via the force’s website—follow this link.

Alternatively, you can contact Crimestoppers anonymously – 0800 555 111.

 

 

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