Chloe Smith
MP for Norwich North
Jan
20

£148 million investment to tackle drug crime

Author: Chloe Smith, Updated: 20 January 2021 10:43

I am pleased that the Home Secretary has announced a £148 million investment to deliver a system-wide approach to tackle drug crime, helping protect our community from its devastating effects.  

As your MP, tackling crime in north Norwich is one of my priorities, and I welcome the Government adopting a system-wide approach to take firm action against the scourge of illegal drugs, so we can tackle one of the key drivers of the violence that devastates communities and robs young lives.  

The Government are making an additional £40 million available to law enforcement to dismantle organised criminal gangs and cut off supply, bringing the total amount we are investing to £65 million, as we continue to bring to justice the dangerous criminal gangs who exploit young people.

Additionally the Government are also committed to helping people get off drugs, launching our £28 million Project Adder, a new intensive and localised enforcement approach to tackling drug misuse, bringing together police, local councils and health services, while at the same time pledging an additional £80 million to support people into recovery for drink and drug addiction – which taken together represents the largest investment in drug treatment and support in 15 years.  

To report a crime locally, please get in touch with your local Safer Neighbourhood Team here: https://www.norfolk.police.uk/your-area

 

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