Family arrested in dawn drug raids across Birmingham
Four members of the same family have been arrested as part of a police crackdown on suspected drug dealers across Birmingham.
Two brothers and their parents from Small Heath were among eight arrested while one kilo of powder - believed to be heroin - and thousands of pounds in cash were seized during police searches of five addresses targeted in the latest phase of the operation, codenamed No Deal.
The co-ordinated dawn swoops took place in the early hours of Tuesday morning involving dozens of officers from across the West Midlands.
The arrests come on the same day as unemployed Jabr Nawaz, of Ivor Road, Sparkhill appeared before Birmingham Magistrates Court.
The 32-year-old, who was arrested on Monday, has been accused of two counts of conspiracy to supply crack cocaine, two counts of conspiracy to supply heroin and one count of dangerous driving.
Chief Inspector Richard Agar, who is leading No Deal, said: "We’re determined to break the cycle of misery dealers are causing local people.
"Their lucrative and highly illegal businesses attract addicts into the area who often go on to commit crime to fund their addiction.
"Nobody has to live like that. No Deal aims to put an end to it, as those who’ve picked up the phone and shared their concerns with us know."
The suspected heroin seized has been sent away for chemical analysis.
All eight of the arrested remain in police custody for questioning.
Anyone with information about suspected drug dealing in their neighbourhood should call police on 101 or the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 111 555.