Peruvian cops costume up as Santa Claus, elf for drug raid
Peruvian narcs disguised as Santa Claus and his elf weren’t precisely spreading cheer on a sleigh after they jumped out of an undercover van and broke down the door of a person who made the naughty checklist, Reuters reported.
“We’re the police! We’re the inexperienced squad! That is an anti-drug operation!” one of many brokers was captured on video yelling on the hapless suspect within the Villa El Salvador district of Lima.
The crime-fighting Saint Nick and his trusty sidekick – sporting flak jackets beneath their costumes — tackled the alleged cocaine and dope vendor, ensuring he could have a less-than-merry Christmas behind bars.
The suspect had been videotaped promoting medication exterior his dwelling close to a faculty, a police spokesman mentioned.
In the course of the raid, police recovered a bag with a whole bunch of small luggage that appeared to include medication, a handgun and a balaclava, he mentioned.
“With the outcomes we’re seeing, a big quantity of medication has been confiscated, each marijuana and fundamental cocaine paste in ketes (small packages of medication), a firearm has additionally been seized,” mentioned Col. Fredy Velasquez, chief of the Grupo Terna narcotics squad.
The tactic of launching raids by officers in disguise is a standard tactic of Peruvian police to keep up the factor of shock.
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