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Press 1 to report a drug crime, press 2 to report...

Drug dealing will be among the crimes handled by a new single non-emergency number in the UK.

The 101 number, designed to take pressure off the 999 system, will also cover intimidation and harassment, vandalism, graffiti and other criminal damage, the Home Office said.

People concerned about "drug-related anti-social behaviour" will be told to dial 101 the announcement said, but an internal Home Office website said this would include drug dealers. Each call will cost 10p in a bid to deter time-wasters.

The Independent reports.

Posted by Cynthia on March 9, 2006 at 03:32 PM in Drugs (miscellaneous), United Kingdom | Permalink