Boris Johnson pledges to crack down on UK drug gangs and middle-class users

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The UK government will invest 300 million pounds in tackling drug gangs and boost rehabilitation for users, Prime Minister Boris Johnson said on Monday.

A crackdown on middle-class drug users will be announced on Monday, meaning they face being forced to go to rehab or losing their passports and driving licences.

Boris Johnson wants thousands more “lifestyle” drug-takers to face “tougher real-life consequences” for use of substances such as cannabis, cocaine and ketamine.

Police will set enforceable conditions on out-of-court orders requiring first time or recreational drug users to undergo rehabilitation or face prosecution, curfews or the confiscation of ID documents.

A Home Office source said: “It’s the end of the slap on the wrist and send you on your way.”

The move is part of a 10-year drugs strategy, unveiled on Monday, that will see police given £145 million to try to “wipe out” county lines gangs, an expansion of drug testing to anyone arrested or serving community sentences and an increase of £550 million for community drug treatment services.

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