TWO men have been arrested in Bromsgrove after a pre-planned operation to tackle the supply of class A drugs in the area.

Officers from the North Worcestershire County Lines Team working with the Operational Policing Unit (OPU) stopped a vehicle on Millfield Road on Thursday, November 11.

Following a search class A drugs, mobile phones and a large quantity of cash were found inside the car.

Two men, in their 20s, both from Birmingham, were arrested on suspicion of possession of class A drugs with intent to supply.

Both men have now been released under investigation.

PC Hopkins from the North Worcestershire County Lines Team said: ““County lines continues to remain a priority for us as does combatting all forms of Serious Organised Crime.

“We want to ensure the region becomes a no-go area for travelling criminality and we will continue to target, pursue and prosecute those who bring drugs into our counties, commit violence and exploit vulnerable members of our communities.”

The operation was pre-planned as part of a county lines investigation, specifically the MAX county line.

County line activity involves a group from a large urban area travelling to smaller locations to sell drugs.

They may challenge an existing group from the local area or another county line group to take over the local market which often causes an increase in violent incidents.

These groups travel between urban and county locations on a regular basis to collect drugs and deliver cash.


Anyone with suspicions that a property is being used to sell drugs from, or that a young and/ or vulnerable individual may be getting involved with county lines drug dealing is asked to contact their local police station or to ring 101 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555111 where the information can be given anonymously.