Officers from Birmingham Police, Birmingham City Council’s Trading Standards and HMRC, and two sniffer dogs raided targeted shops , off licences and a cafe in east and north Birmingham on Monday, as part of Operation Henry.
This is the prank that prompted the sacking of six HSBC workers .
We reported earlier how they staged a mock beheading in the style of the group Islamic State on a team-building exercise in Birmingham.
Sunny spells this afternoon but with the risk of some locally heavy and thundery downpours too . Becoming breezy.
#M6 closed within J4 as @cmpg_ciu work at the scene of a serious collision. Diversion via exit/entry sliproads of J4 (#A446). Long delays.
The new Grand Central shopping centre and New Street station remain a busy building site with just ten weeks to go until the big launch but bosses of the project have vowed it will be ready on time .
A man dies after four vehicles crash on the M6 , with one lorry spilling bricks across the carriageway near Coleshill.
Members of the public and paramedics tried to give him first aid but he was declared dead at the scene.
A man seriously injured in a crash on the M6 last week has died, police have said .
John Kamelski, aged 65, from Penkridge, suffered serious injuries when the black Mercedes he was driving was in collision with a HGV at around 08:10 on Thursday 3 July, next to the Hilton Services entry slip road between junctions 11 and 10a.
His family have issued a photo and say: "To all attending emergency services - your efforts to save such a wonderful man will never be forgotten. You gave his family a chance to say goodbye. A debt that can never be repaid."
Aston Villa defender Micah Richards today admitted the fans' reaction to his arrival has given him a "buzz" for the club.
The planned multi-million pound redevelopment of Wolverhampton's Civic Halls and Grand Theatre is set to generate 100 new jobs, the city claims.
The Grand Theatre is in line to receive £400,000 for extra seating as well as building an additional stage for extra performances like comedy and live music.
The Civic Halls will meanwhile benefit from the remainder of £10.4m pot set aside for the refurbishment of the two venues, which includes £6.6m Black Country Growth Deal Funding.
HSBC has sacked six members of staff for staging a mock Islamic State-style beheading.
It happened during a team-building day in Birmingham. The bank has apologised for any offence.
We will have more on this on BBC Midlands Today at 13:30.