Four held in £5m benefits raids in West Midlands
Four people have been arrested as part of an investigation into a £5m international benefits fraud.
Officers from HM Revenues and Customs (HMRC) and West Midlands Police raided addresses in Tipton, Dudley, West Bromwich and Handsworth, in Birmingham.
Three men and a woman from Eastern Europe were arrested on suspicion of involvement in a tax credit and maternity fraud.
Adrian Farley, of HM Revenue and Customs, said it was particularly important to cut down on benefit fraud during "these times of austerity".
12 Feb 2013