Every year, more than 50 tonnes of heroin and cocaine are sold in Britain, but in the north of England a team of specialist roads crime officers are striking back at the multi-million pound business of moving illegal drugs around the country. And when police from the Yorkshire and the Humber Regional Roads Crime Team are not chasing after drug runners and street dealers, they are always ready to catch a thief or two.
One hundred and thirty five miles south, officers from the Central Motorway Police Group near Birmingham patrol more than 600 hundred miles of roads. It is one of Britain's busiest motorway networks, where more than 200,000 motorists travel every day. Much like their counterparts in the north, the cops here target criminals using the roads by a sophisticated network of cameras which automatically read number plates to keep a check on cars and their drivers.
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