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08/05/2014 15:12 BST | Updated 08/05/2014 15:59 BST

Sandwich Leads To Arrest Of Man In Benidorm – Tasty Treat Made Up Of Ham, Cheese... And 100 Grams Of Cocaine

This is a sandwich you probably won't find during your lunch break in Sainsbury's.

Spanish police have arrested a Colombian man after he was found to be carrying a ham, cheese... and cocaine sandwich.

The 29-year-old was detained at a bus station in the Mediterranean beach town of Benidorm and is suspected of drug trafficking, police said in a statement.

A photo released by police shows a questionable-looking sandwich opened in half with nine small cylindrical plastic capsules spread over cured ham and cheese.

cocaine sandwich

Police found over a kilo of cocaine in the man's home in Benidorm as well as cannabis and detained his roommate, a 20-year-old Colombian national.

Spain's close ties to its former colonies in Latin America have made it the key entry point for cocaine from the continent bound for Europe.