Criminal gangs will cash in on no-deal Brexit, police warn

Report predicts hidden market in medicines, rising theft and possible riots amid officer shortage

Criminals will profit from a no-deal Brexit as they take advantage of shortages of food and medicine, according to one of Britain’s biggest police forces.

Gangs could exploit the demand for scarce drugs from worried patients and create hidden markets for goods held up at ports, an official report warns. Shoplifting and theft could also soar if people fear shelves becoming empty, leading to riots across the country.

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