Peruvian police officers dress up as Santa and elf during drug raid

Police officers in Peru got a little festive during a drug raid that took place on Sunday.

One officer dressed as Santa Claus and another dressed as an elf.

According to Reuters, the act of dressing up while conducting a raid is a common tactic of Peruvian police to assure the element of surprise. Officers say the practice has brought some notable successes over recent years.

Police said the man they arrested had been recorded selling drugs outside his home near a school.

Officers also said they confiscated drugs and a firearm during the raid.