Santa’s Going Undercover To Catch Drug Dealers. . . And It’s Working

Who doesn’t love Santa Claus? He’s jolly. He’s sweet. And gives out toys.

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But did you know that when Santa isn’t bringing Christmas joy, he works as an undercover Peruvian drug enforcement agent?

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Sure Santa keeps a list of who’s been naughty or nice, but rarely does he decide who goes to jail.

Didn’t expect that did you?

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Just kidding, that’s not Santa, it’s actually a Peruvian cop in disguise.

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Unexpected, huh?

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But it’s for a good reason! To get the edge on drug dealers, it’s not uncommon for police in Lima, Peru to go undercover.

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Like camouflage, dressing as Santa Claus gives Peru’s police a chance to sneak up on unsuspecting criminals.

Lima’s police rely on these kinds of tactics to combat the growing drug trade.

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Peru is currently the world’s leader in cocaine production.

In 2014, one of the world’s largest cocaine seizures, 8.5 tons, happened in Lima, Peru.

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Peru’s police do what they have to in order to stay ahead of the dealers.

So when Christmas approaches, Lima’s police use Santa costumes to their advantage. No need for cookies. Justice is all this Santa wants.

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I ho-ho-hope he has a search warrant.

This recent “Santa Bust” led to a seizure of 4,564 bags of cocaine paste, according to Fox News.

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Dressed as Santas, the Lima police were able to pull off a trojan horse style raid, which led to four arrests of Pinto clan drug dealers.

Dressing up like Santa is an effective way for the police force fight the growing cocaine problem in Peru.

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It’s the perfect holiday disguise.

Watch footage of the Santa drug bust here.

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