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Kent Police issue warning over drug crime 'Cuckooing'

Posted on 8th June, 2020

This week is Kent’s Cuckooing Awareness week. Below is a short description of what Cuckooing is and attached is a video which I would like you all to watch to gain a better understanding of this crime. The video is just over a minute long.

 

Cuckooing is a form of crime in which a drug dealer or group of drug dealers takes over the home of a vulnerable person to use it as a base for “county lines” drug trafficking. County lines gangs use vulnerable people such as teenagers and children to transport drugs from cities like London to rural cities and towns.

 

Cuckooing has a significant impact on the community including anti-social behaviour and violence. There are many signs of cuckooing and our Kent Community Safety Units have created this video to help you to identify the signs of this crime.

See it, report it!

You could hold a vital piece of evidence that could allow Kent Police to prevent or stop cuckooing. Please always call 999 in an emergency or 101 for non-emergencies. You can also contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

 

If you suspect, or are concerned, that someone is a victim of Cuckooing please report this via the contact numbers above. All information is investigated to prevent this type of crime continuing. Please share all material in this email to friends, family and other networks and across social media platforms to promote awareness of this campaign.

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