A Swedish policeman has arrested a notorious on-the-run drug lord in the nude after spotting him by chance in a Swedish sauna. The pair were both relaxing in a sauna in Rinkeby, north-west of Stockholm, when the police officer noticed who he was sitting across from.
The officer managed to keep his cool – even in the intense heat – and arrested the drug lord while they were both in the nude.
Christoffer Bohman, deputy police chief in the Stockholm district of Rinkeby, told Swedish state broadcaster SVT: “By a coincidence, and rather amusingly, they both recognised each other in the sauna.
“It’s easier to take action when you have your colleagues with you, and all your tools and equipment.
“This was as stripped-down as it gets – in more ways than one.”
A post on the official Polisen Rinkeby police department’s Facebook page praised the officer for his bravery.
It said: “To our dear colleague who kept your head cool when it was heating up to a potentially dangerous situation, despite being on your day off and relaxing in a spa.
“Despite finding yourself in a packed sauna with a wanted criminal, you kept your wits about you and carried out an arrest while considering the needs of all.”
The post was signed off with deputy police chief Bohman’s name and titled “naked arrest”.
It finished with a threatening statement: “We’re all over the place.
“Even if you don’t see us, we’re there.”