Peruvian police have arrested more than 50 people for a variety of drug offences in a new anti-narcotics campaign, which began in and around Lima on September 10.
SV TRACKING TO CU Police arriving, through door with guns drawn, making arrests. (3 SHOTS)
SV & CU Police searching for, and finding drugs. (2 SHOTS)
CU Police searching suspects and premises. (3 SHOTS)
CU Police examining drugs haul.
SV PAN Suspects being led to car.
SV & CU Drugs haul being displayed for newsmen. (3 SHOTS)
SV & CU Suspects hiding their faces from cameras. (2 SHOTS)
CU & SV Haul, and female suspect being fingerprinted. (2 SHOTS)
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Background: Peruvian police have arrested more than 50 people for a variety of drug offences in a new anti-narcotics campaign, which began in and around Lima on September 10. Members of the Peruvian Investigation Police (PIP) made a series of lightning raids over a 12-hour period in the Lima suburbs of Jiron Renovacion, Mendocita and La Victoria. Among those arrested several women, elderly and handicapped, said by the commander of the raid to be found preparing marijuana cigarettes. Police made the raids with pistols drawn and said later they had been hampered by neighbouring families who tried to help those arrested to escape. The campaign is known as "Explosion '82" and will be continued in other areas in coming weeks. Police also hope to step up the campaign to a national level, involving drug enforcement agencies around the world.