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Bloomberg Quicktake: Now published this video item, entitled “Peru Police Disguised as Santa and Elf, Break Up Drug Ring” – below is their description.
Members the National Police of Peru disguised themselves as Santa Claus and an elf during an operation in the neighbourhood of Villa El Salvador in Lima that led to the arrest of suspects accused of working in the local drug trade.
Police arrested the alleged kingpin of a gang called ‘Los Flaquis’, The Skinnies, who was found with drugs and firearms at his home.
The leader of this gang is accused of selling drugs from his home, an area very close to a school.
Santa and his helpers arrested four individuals during the raids.
The arrests took place on December 13, but authorities did not release the footage until 3 days later.
The use of disguises during police raids is not uncommon in Peru.
Authorities say it’s an effective strategy and adds an element of surprise.Bloomberg Quicktake: Now YouTube Channel
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