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Two arrests made in connection with human trafficking and drugs offences

Two arrests were made in Wolverhampton this morning following several warrants under section 8 of the PACE (Police and Criminal Evidence Act).

At around 4.40am, officers from Warwickshire Police worked alongside officers from West Mercia Police and Derbyshire Constabulary to conduct warrants in the Low Hill and Bushbury areas of Wolverhampton.

Two men in their twenties from Wolverhampton were arrested on suspicion of conspiring to supply crack cocaine and heroin as well as offences under the Human Trafficking and Modern Slavery Act. They are currently in police custody. 

The warrants were in connection with an ongoing investigation into county line drugs offences. 

Warwickshire Police continues to promote Protect, a campaign aimed at tackling serious and organised crime in the county and the harm it causes.
 
This broad-ranging campaign comprises four key areas of activity:
 
• Pursue - prosecuting and disrupting those involved in SOC
 
• Prevent - stopping individuals from becoming involved in SOC
 
• Protect - increased levels of protection against SOC
 
• Prepare - reducing the impact of SOC where it occurs
 
For more details on the campaign please see here
 
For more information about spotting the signs of county lines drug dealing, please visit here.
 
If you have concerns about the use or supply of drugs you can report it on 101. Alternatively, information can be provided anonymously to the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

Issued: 3.25pm, Friday 21 December, HCB, Corporate Communications

Published 21/12/18