Everyone knows Electric scooters are illegal in Britain. Now the law of action against Electric Scooters is more strict as some drug dealers are using these electric vehicles for the illegal transportation of drugs. They are making their deliveries quiet and peaceful at 15mph speed.
The Police said that the Electric scooters at the range of £100 and £1,000 are attracting youngsters. It is also a tittle-tattle that some drug dealers are gifting electric scooters to induce them in the world of dealing with drugs and drug delivery.
It is reported that in Kettering, Northants, from last month onwards, it is frequently spotted that drug dealers are delivering bags full of drugs using these electric scooters. And these drug dealers are initiating their motives outside the school to attract children and youngsters, luring them with electric scooters into the business.
Councillor Bill Parker, chairman of governors at Brambleside Primary School, said that “For quite a few months drugs were being sold on a regular basis very close to the school. You can see people on scooters with bags full of drugs. The big concern – is it children who are receiving them?” He also said that they passed the numbers of the vehicles to Police.
The policeman said that “The individual drove at Police on his electric scooter before making an escape. He didn’t get far and was stopped just a few streets away. He was arrested on suspicion of being concerned in the supply of class B drugs.”
In the month of July, Joy Singarajah, 23, of Walthamstow, East London, is sent to prison for 15 months after he is caught delivering cocaine to students at the University of Essex using an Electric scooter.
In Warrington, Cheshire, Police raided a wanted man’s place and ended up finding some quantity of class B drugs, many mobile phones, some cash, and two electric scooters. All are seized, and two men are arrested.
Sergeant Alex Reeves, from Cheshire Police, stated that “It has become increasingly apparent from proactive patrolling that some e-scooters are being used by certain individuals to facilitate their involvement in crime.”
Evesham, Worcestershire, a man tried to make a run on an electric scooter. When Police chased and caught him, they found two bags of cannabis. The officer tweeted that “Male located with two bags of class B after trying to take off on an electric scooter.”
When questioned about these incidents around youngsters, Criminologist Dr. Mohammed Qasim, of the London School of Economics, said, “Drug dealers entice teenagers with a free scooter and then get them whizzing around cities like London and Birmingham doing deliveries. You can stay off the beaten track and keep away from cameras.And if the worst happens, you can dump the scooter and run.”
Using these kinds of traps, drug dealers get their dirty work done by some other people and stay in a safe corner out of the police and the public. A police detective stated, “A lot of organised criminals have worked out they can make as much money sitting behind a computer or getting someone else to do it. Guns and knives are used in the coke trade.”