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Last Updated: Monday, 19 December 2005, 17:17 GMT
Police carol singers seize drugs
Nine police officers disguised themselves as Victorian carol singers to carry out a drugs raid.

The Dorset Police officers were dressed in cloaks and top hats and were carrying lanterns when they arrived at their intended target in Weymouth.

With stab-proof vests and CS spray under their costumes, the officers sang carols until the door was answered.

They then searched the house and seized 400 worth of cocaine. Two people were arrested and later released on bail.

A police spokesman said: "It was a successful operation. The carol singing disguise was used as a way of getting near the property and surprising the people inside.

"We knew there would be a few people in the house so we had to be prepared and fortunately we got a result."

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