Is it April fools day?

Osman Iqbal, 35, from Birmingham, appeared alongside nine co-defendants at Nuneaton magistrates on Tuesday.

A policed officer has appeared in court on charges of managing a brothel, money laundering and conspiring to supply Class A drugs.

Osman Iqbal, 35, from Birmingham, appeared alongside nine co-defendants at Nuneaton magistrates on Tuesday.

The West Midlands Police officer, who is currently suspended from duty, was granted conditional bail to appear for a pre-trial hearing at the Crown Court in Leamington on May 14.

Prosecutor Jan Holman said the “large complex” case against the group of seven men and three women stemmed from an 18-month investigation into an alleged operation involving two brothels in central London and car hire companies.

Iqbal is charged with managing a brothel, conspiring to transfer criminal property, conspiring to possess and supply a controlled drug, plus five charges of misconduct in public office while being a serving police officer.

Talib Hussain, 32, and Atif Hussain, 25, both from Birmingham, have been charged with conspiracy to manage a brothel, conspiracy to money launder and conspiracy to possess Class A drugs, with intent to supply.

Asri Hussain, 23, also from Birmingham, and Jennifer Williams, 30, from Cradley Heath, have been charged with conspiracy to manage a brothel and conspiracy to possess Class A drugs, with intent to supply.

Ms Sadiff Nazam-Hussain, 34, from Birmingham, is charged with one offence of money laundering, while Nasser Ali, 49, and Ms Raheela Ali, 43, both from Ilford in Essex, have been charged with conspiracy to manage a brothel.

Ben Disha, 43, and Fadil Hyseni, 30, both from Harrow, Middlesex, have been charged with conspiracy to manage a brothel.

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