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Spider-Man and Friends Arrest Drug Dealers in Peru

A police operation dubbed “Marvel” after the comic book publisher of The Avengers, saw four officers dressed as superheroes help arrest four wanted drug dealers. Photo: – / Peruvian National Police/AFP
Source: AFP

Four of the Avengers trespassed in a dangerous neighborhood of Lima over the weekend, when Spider-Man, Captain America, Thor and Black Widow broke down a door and arrested several wanted drug dealers.

The four “superheroes” were actually members of a special Peruvian police squad claiming to be promoting a Halloween concert, police said in a statement Tuesday.

The operation, dubbed “Marvel” after comic book publisher The Avengers, saw four officers dressed as superheroes casually walking down a street in Lima’s San Juan de Lurigancho neighborhood on Saturday.

Arriving at a specific house, Spider-Man and his friends pulled out special equipment and broke down a steel door, allowing 10 rescue police to enter and arrest three men and a woman.

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A “Spiderman” from the Peruvian police. Photo: – / Peruvian National Police/AFP
Source: AFP

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The occupants, caught off guard, first thought it was a Halloween joke, according to the police.

“In this building, a whole family was dedicated to the micro-commercialization of drugs. The drugs were going to be sold in a nearby park,” said police colonel David Villanueva.

Police seized 3,250 small packets of base cocaine paste – a crude coca leaf extract – along with 287 bags of cocaine and 127 of marijuana.

A kilo of cocaine paste sells for around $380 in Peru, while a kilo of cocaine hydrochloride, the purest form, sells for around $1,000.

Source: AFP

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