THIS is the moment police burst into a home during a week-long crackdown on county lines drug gangs.

Sussex Police carried out a warrant in Donald Hall Road, Brighton, on Wednesday, October 13.

In footage taken by Argus reporter Olivia Marshall, who was invited to attend the raid, officers can be seen using an enforcer to gain entry to the property.


The warrant was carried out as part of national county lines intensification week, during which police across the county boosted activity against drug dealing gangs.

Officers can then be seen entering the property, where three men were arrested for drug offences.

The men were interviewed before being released on bail while enquires continue.

At a linked, simultaneous warrant in the city a further two men were arrested.

They were later interviewed and released under investigation while enquires continue.

During county lines intensification week, which ran from October 11 to 17, forces across the county stepped up action against drug dealing gangs.

These are urban drug dealers who sell to customers in more rural areas via dedicated phone lines.

They are notorious for exploiting children to work as couriers and forcing vulnerable people to let them use their homes to conceal or deal drugs.

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