LIMA, Peru (WSVN) — Police officers in Peru were wearing some…unusual clothing when they conducted a drug raid.

Video from Peru National Police shows two officers, one dressed as Santa Claus and another dressed as an elf, conducting a drug raid and putting a man in handcuffs. The raid took place Sunday.

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.

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