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Gangs Are Using Children To Carry Drugs To Rural Areas, Caller Reveals
26 June 2018, 08:04
A caller has told Tom Swarbrick he helped a child carry drugs from London to Kent - in order to avoid problems with the police.
Tom was discussing the topic after reports that children as young as 10 were being caught up in gang activities.
'Kevin' revealed that he has first-hand experience of gangs using youngsters to ferry the substances from inner city areas to outer counties.
He said: "They use them as they are not known to the police, so if they get caught, they are not going to serve any jail time.
"I picked a young lad up from the county of Kent, I took him to north London so he could pay cash to the elders, reload and then I took him back.
"I'm not going to say what he was loaded with - it was Class A drugs.
"I was there to ensure safe passage for the youngster. He was just 16 - that's what forced my hand to do it, because he was so young."
It's part of what police refer to as "County Lines", where youngsters are being used to transfer drugs to rural areas. LBC's Rachael Venables did an investigation on County Lines last year.