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Man controlling County Line in Norwich is jailed

Man who controlled County Line in Norwich is jailed

 A London man who was responsible for controlling a County Line in Norwich has been jailed.

Justin Kamara, aged 32 and from Southwark, was sentenced to five years and seven months in prison at Norwich Crown Court today (Wednesday 17 November 2021) after he admitted being concerned in the supply of crack cocaine and heroin at a previous hearing.

The court heard how Kamara was arrested at an address in Cosy Corner, North Walsham, on Thursday 30 April 2020, following a joint operation between the Norfolk Police County Lines Team and the Metropolitan Police.

The operation, named Op Orochi, focuses of analysing mobile phone data to identify those controlling County Lines from London to Norfolk.

On arrest Kamara was found to be in possession of mobile phones, cash and Class A drugs.

Analysis of the phone line revealed Kamara was responsible for controlling the ‘Audi’ line between 23 January 2020 and 30 April 2020. Phone data showed more than 22,000 texts and calls were sent and received relating to the supply of Class A drugs within that time period.

PC Lewis Perkins from the County Lines Team said: "This latest sentencing under Op Orochi demonstrates our ongoing commitment to targeting those controlling County Lines in Norfolk.

”We will continue to work with the Met Police to identify line holders and protect those vulnerable young people and adults from the exploitation associated with this type of drug activity.”