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Cid Officers as Dockers

C.I.D officers cunningly disguised as dockers during investigations into drug smugglers at Limehouse Docks, London. One man (r) has a hook for a hand

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Detective Disguised Dockers Docks Drug Hook Investigation Investigations L Aw Limehouse Outfits Police Men Smugglers Under Cover


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This fascinating print captures a group of C.I.D officers in 1911, cleverly disguised as dockers during their investigations into drug smugglers at Limehouse Docks in London. The men are seen wearing authentic docker outfits, blending seamlessly with the bustling activity of the docks. One officer stands out with a hook for a hand, adding an element of intrigue to the scene. The officers' cunning disguises and undercover operation showcase their dedication to upholding the law and cracking down on criminal activities. Their attention to detail in adopting the appearance and mannerisms of dock workers is truly commendable, allowing them to move undetected amongst suspects and gather valuable evidence. This snapshot from history offers a glimpse into the covert operations carried out by law enforcement agencies in combating drug smuggling and other illicit activities. It serves as a reminder of the risks taken by police officers in order to protect society and uphold justice. The image not only highlights the bravery and resourcefulness of these C.I.D officers but also provides insight into the challenges they faced during this era. It is a testament to their commitment to serving their community and bringing criminals to justice, even if it means going undercover as dockers with hooks for hands.

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