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Line 18: 3 million per day county lines drugs business fuelling knife crime
Sky News ^ | November 29, 2018 | By Jason Farrell

Posted on 11/29/2018 5:50:20 AM PST by Oldeconomybuyer

Drugs runners are operating 2,000 "county lines" routes from big cities into smaller towns and the countryside, according to new figures obtained by Sky News.

We can also reveal that the business is worth over £3 million a day.

Sky News has obtained exclusive access to people involved in this ruthless trade, from wholesalers to drugs mules.

Our investigation demonstrates how this brutal business is contributing to the rise in knife crime across the UK.

We started out in a "trap house" in north London. This is where drugs are prepared, sold and taken.

Here, a drug wholesaler brandishing a Rambo knife boasted that the weapon was "just something I give to the kids who go out for me".

With money and drugs strewn across the table, his colleague explained: "There's always problems with other dealers - so you've got to sort out your problem.

"You give the kids a weapon. They go up there and they do it. Once you've sorted out one or two problems, they tend not to come to you."

(Excerpt) Read more at news.sky.com ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events; United Kingdom
KEYWORDS: banglist; drugs; ganga; knives

1 posted on 11/29/2018 5:50:20 AM PST by Oldeconomybuyer
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
...contributing to the rise in knife crime across the UK.

It's been a year or more now, but I've already read calls for more "knife control" in UK. Sounds just like calls for "gun control" here.

I hope everyone is starting to get the picture that it is not a gun or a knife problem, those are just tools.

2 posted on 11/29/2018 6:10:05 AM PST by ThunderSleeps ( Be ready!)
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To: ThunderSleeps

Agreed, the weapons are just the tools of those who choose to do good or bad, or nothing at all.


3 posted on 11/29/2018 6:24:03 AM PST by Perseverando (For Progressives, Islamonazis, Statists, Commies & other Democrats: It's all about PEOPLE CONTROL!)
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To: ThunderSleeps

If they ban knives we will see a return of the hatpin problem, followed by the fork problem. No attempt will be made, however, to distinguish the violent forker from the common eater.


4 posted on 11/29/2018 6:24:16 AM PST by Louis Foxwell (The denial of the authority of God is the central plank of the Progressive movement.)
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To: Louis Foxwell

“Fork Me!?”
..
“Fork You ,Mate!”


5 posted on 11/29/2018 6:32:12 AM PST by Big Red Badger (Despised by the Despicable!)
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To: ThunderSleeps
I hope everyone is starting to get the picture that it is not a gun or a knife problem, those are just tools.

Sadly, that's too much common sense for liberals.

6 posted on 11/29/2018 6:38:43 AM PST by metmom ( ...fixing our eyes on Jesus, the Author and Perfecter of our faith......)
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