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How County Lines gangs are using caravans and motorhomes like Breaking Bad

Revealed: How County Lines gangs are using caravans and motorhomes like Breaking Bad duo to evade police and cut up £10 bags of heroin and cocaine

  • Dealers buy or rent the mobile homes through internet sites such as Gumtree  
  • One dealer in Liverpool hired a caravan to serve addicts in Welsh seaside resorts
  • Dealers bag cocaine and heroin for £10 and use youngsters to distribute them

County lines gangs are using caravans as drug-dealing bases to prepare £10 bags of cocaine and heroin. 

Dealers buy or rent the mobile homes through internet sites such as Gumtree which allow them to ‘come and go’ as they please. 

One dealer in Liverpool hired a caravan with an accomplice and parked in north Wales to serve addicts in the seaside resort.

He said they travel to Rhyl, Prestatyn, Mold, Colwyn Bay, where there is a captive market for addicts. 

One dealer (pictured) in Liverpool hired a caravan with an accomplice and parked in north Wales to serve addicts in the seaside resort

‘The good thing about caravans is that you can come and go when you like, you don’t look out of place,’ the drugs boss said according to the Daily Star. 

He added how it was a lot harder for people to monitor what is going on if you are always on the move.  

The dealer said: ‘There’s big money to be made. We’ll bag up the bobby [heroin] and put it out on the streets at £10 a bag.’ 

He added how cocaine, known as ‘beak’, is turned into crack and is also sold in £10 bags. 

The production method echoes TV series Breaking Bad where characters Walter White (pictured) and Jesse Pinkman use a 1986 Fleetwood Bounder motorhome as a laboratory to produce methamphetamine

The production method echoes TV series Breaking Bad where characters Walter White (pictured) and Jesse Pinkman use a 1986 Fleetwood Bounder motorhome as a laboratory to produce methamphetamine

To distribute the drugs, youngsters take the bags to the customers or sometimes the dealers do it themselves. 

‘You only need to sell 40 a day and you’ve got yourself two grand in a week, bare minimum,’ the dealer said. 

The production method echoes TV series Breaking Bad where characters Walter White and Jesse Pinkman use a 1986 Fleetwood Bounder motorhome as a laboratory to produce methamphetamine. 

The 1986 Fleetwood Bounder motorhome as a laboratory to produce methamphetamine

The 1986 Fleetwood Bounder motorhome as a laboratory to produce methamphetamine

While spooning the white powder onto the scales, the dealer explained the substance was ‘lethal’ at a purity level of 87 per cent. 

He explained how the substance will be bagged and taken to Rhyl, on the north-east coast of Wales, as they ‘love it there’. 

Dealer Gerard Derby, 28, hired a caravan for two weeks on Golden Sands Caravan Park, Kinmel Bay. 

Derby used the caravan as a base for dealing with an associate and he was jailed before Christmas. 

The National Crime Agency has said there are more than 100 gangs working in Wales run by bosses in London, Liverpool and Birmingham.  

And cocaine deaths in Wales are four times higher than five years ago with 31 killed last year.  

Read more at DailyMail.co.uk


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