National County lines Coordination Centre
The Home Office reports that the National County Lines Coordination Centre is now in full operation. County lines is the drug dealing model which involves networks from urban centres using young people to expand their drug dealing activities into smaller towns and rural areas. The centre was formed to develop a UK-wide intelligence picture of the complexity and scale of the threat of county lines and includes a multi-agency team of experts from the National Crime Agency (NCA), police forces and regional organised crime units. Activity of the centre will focus on: prioritising action against the most serious offenders and engaging with partners across government.