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In 2021, we became aware of a significant drugs problem in the city of Lincoln.
So we acted.
Over the course of ten months, Operation Stabilise took down organised crime gangs operating County Lines drugs networks across three counties. A total of 45 people have been prosecuted, and 32 of them are serving 130 years and five months between them in prison.
Here, DC Mike Simpson and DS Adam Petty tell you how we did it.