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Switzerland. The Republic and Canton of Neuchâtel. Neuchâtel. Downtown. Narcotics squad. "Narko" operation. A police officer in plain-clothes arrest a drug dealer from Western Africa. The convict black man is handcuffed because he was caught selling illegal drugs (cocaine) in the streets. Plainclothes law enforcement is a method used by police. The policemen wear plainclothes or "ordinary clothes" instead of a uniform in order to avoid detection or identification as law enforcement agents. Police officers in plainclothes must identify themselves when using their police powers. 1.04.15 © 2015 Didier Ruef