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Police bust drug ring dressed as Spider-Man, Thor and Captain America in Operation Marvel

Tom Wood

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Police bust drug ring dressed as Spider-Man, Thor and Captain America in Operation Marvel

A number of suspected drug dealers found themselves on the wrong end of an encounter with a team of superheroes as police raided a house and arrested them dressed up as a variety of Marvel characters.

Honestly, we’re not making this up – see for yourself.

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Four members of the police force in Peru struck upon the novel idea of dressing up as members of The Avengers to enter into the dangerous area of the capital Lima and make their arrests.

So, the alleged drug dealers were confronted with Spider-Man, Thor, Captain America, and Black Widow bashing down their door to get in.

To be fair, at least one of them carries a large hammer with them, so the tools were there too.

The idea was that the members of the special Peruvian police force would dress up in their fancy dress costumes in the hope of convincing the public that they were advertising for a Halloween concert.

However, it was actually all part of an operation that was aptly titled ‘Marvel’ and was aimed at bringing drug dealers to justice.

The police officers were in foolproof disguises. Credit: Peruvian National Police
The police officers were in foolproof disguises. Credit: Peruvian National Police

So, the four police officers got their costumes on and walked down the road in San Juan de Luringancho on Saturday and nobody batted an eyelid.

Then, they produced their special equipment and broke down a steel door, gaining entry into the property.

At that stage, 10 other police officers entered the building and made four arrests, taking three men and a woman into custody.

At the beginning, police claim that the people inside the building thought that the whole thing was some sort of Halloween joke.

It certainly was not.

There is a serious side to this, because they did find a number of types of drugs within the house, which could have then been moved on and sold to the local community.

Police Colonel David Villanueva said: "In this building an entire family was dedicating themselves to the micro-commercialization of drugs.

“The drugs were going to be sold in a park nearby.”

They arrested four people dressed in their Marvel get-ups. Credit: Peruvian National Police
They arrested four people dressed in their Marvel get-ups. Credit: Peruvian National Police

Well, at least they’re off the streets not.

In the house, police discovered 3,250 small packages containing cocaine paste – which is a basis extract of the coca leaf – and 287 bags of cocaine, as well as 127 bags of marijuana.

So not an insignificant amount, then.

According to reports, a kilogram of cocaine paste can sell for around $380 in Peru, with the more refined and purest version of the drug – cocaine hydrochloride – fetching around $1,000.

Featured Image Credit: BBC/Peruvian National Police

Topics: Weird, Marvel, TV and Film, Drugs

Tom Wood
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