Six people have been arrested in dawn raids on suspected drugs traffickers at addresses across the West Midlands and also West Yorkshire. £5 million of heroin has been seized by police as part on an international investigation.
Six people of a suspected organised crime group have been arrested on suspicion of trafficking heroin into the United Kingdom and mainland Europe.
Officers from the newly created National Crime Agency raided five addresses in Birmingham and one in West Yorkshire early this morning.
More than 95 kilograms of heroin have been seized by police so far in a joint operation with West Midlands Police and agencies in Germany, Holland and Spain.
Fifty kilos of drugs were seized in this country with an estimated street value of around £5 million.
The heroin was conceal within suitcases with false bottoms, books and specially adapted clothing.
It is believed the crime group used couriers to import the heroin on flights from Pakistan.
Two 52-year-old men and a 37-year-old woman from Stourbridge, a 32-year-old man from Bordesley Green, a 41-year-old man from Alum Rock, and a 42-year-old man from Bradford, were all arrested in the raids, and are being questioned by police.