Drug dealers posing as joggers

Drug dealers are adopting new disguises so they can move around freeley during the coronavirus lockdown, a gang expert has said.

Professor Simon Harding, director of the National Centre for Gang Research (NCGR), also said they were using fake NHS ID badges to sell their products under the Covid-19 restrictions.

The academic, based at the University of West London, stated that many dealers are “heeding government advice on social distancing” and adapting their business models to provide “drive-by sales” or letterbox drops to avoid infection.

The news comes as the National Crime Agency (NCA) revealed drug prices have increased under lockdown, with fewer drugs entering the UK.


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