Drugs trade

  1. Drugs, Cops and Lockdown

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    Video caption: Panorama follows Kent police as they tackle ‘county lines’ drug dealing.

    Panorama follows Kent police as they try to disrupt the ‘county lines’ that transport millions of pounds of drugs from London to towns across their county.

  2. Silk Road: Drugs, Death and the Dark Web

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    Video caption: Documentary looking at the black market website known as the Silk Road.

    A Storyville documentary: a look at the black market website known as the Silk Road, which emerged on the darknet in 2011, and the attempts to shut it down.

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    Video caption: County lines: 'We'll never be the same again'

    Karla, the mother of 16-year-old gang victim Jacob, says her son was groomed by adult criminals.

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    Video caption: County lines: The search for vulnerable children

    The BBC's Angus Crawford joins police as they look for vulnerable young people involved in county lines.

  5. County lines crackdown sees 23 arrests

    Twenty-three people have been arrested as part of a crackdown on county lines drug-dealing gangs.

    Northumbria Police said it executed warrants in areas including Ashington, Sunderland, Newcastle, Gateshead (pictured) and South Shields - seizing cocaine, cannabis and ketamine, more than £20,000 in cash and three luxury watches.

    The week-long operation was part of a UK-wide effort which saw 1,100 people arrested.

    County line gangs are urban drug dealers who sell to customers in more rural areas via dedicated phone lines. It also sees people recruited by organised criminals to work for them in the supply chain.

    Det Ch Insp Sue Fryer described it an a "monumental effort", adding: “While we do not see the levels of violence associated with county lines dealing prevalent in other areas here in the North East, we are working hard to keep it that way.”

    Suspect is put in the back of a police van in Gateshead
  6. Tonnes of cannabis seized in Niger 'on its way to Libya'

    Will Ross

    Africa editor, BBC World Service

    Niamey street scene
    Image caption: The drugs had been shipped from Lebanon to Togo and after being trucked to Niger were destined for Libya, said Interpol

    Interpol says it has seized a huge quantity of drugs in Africa and the Middle East, in operations involving more than 40 countries.

    In the capital of Niger, Niamey, 17 tonnes of cannabis resin worth tens of millions of dollars were found in a warehouse.

    Interpol said the drugs had been shipped from Lebanon to Togo and after being trucked to Niger were destined for Libya.

    A spokesman said the organisation had seen a marked increase in the use of Libya as a transit point.

    Operations which took place in March and April under the code name Lionfish also saw South African police seizing almost 1,000 bricks of cocaine in a fishing vessel off the country’s western coast.

  7. Death On The I-95

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    Video caption: Returning to the US to find out what happened to the people met along the notorious I-95.

    Following a report on the growing problem of opioid addiction in the US two years ago, returning to find out what happened to the people met along the notorious I-95.

  8. In the Mexican Drug War

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    Video caption: Reggie Yates joins the army in Acapulco, Mexico, to fight the war against drugs.

    Documentary in which Reggie Yates visits Acapulco, Mexico, to live the life of a soldier fighting on the front line of the brutal war against the country's powerful drug cartels.

  9. Britain's Teenage Drug Runners

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    Video caption: The urban gangs expanding their drug operations into the countryside and seaside towns.

    With astonishing access, BBC Three explores how gang members are using teenage drug runners to sell large amounts of crack and heroin miles away from home.