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drug squad Line breaks: drug squad

Entry from British & World English dictionary

(also drugs squad)

Definition of drug squad in English:


chiefly British
A division of a police force investigating crimes involving illegal drugs.
Example sentences
  • As he progressed up the career ladder, he gained experience as a detective sergeant on the North Manchester Division and in the drug squad, followed by time working as a detective inspector in the Trafford and Bolton divisions.
  • Police and plain clothes detectives were joined by members of the drug squad, dog handlers, motorway officers and the fraud squad in the sweep across the city.
  • After a long stint working undercover in the drug squad, Morley is taking a break from the front line and acting as the drugs awareness officer for Strathclyde Police in Ayrshire.
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