Man busted with cocaine sandwich

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iol pic bp cocaine-sandwich AFP A picture provided by Spanish National Police on May 7, 2014 shows a ham and cheese sandwich with capsules of cocaine found on man at a bus station of Benidorm, southeastern Spain. Picture: HO/ SPANISH NATIONAL POLICE

Madrid -

Spanish police said on Wednesday they have arrested a Colombian man after he was found to be carrying a ham and cheese sandwich stuffed with over 100 grams (3.5 ounces) of cocaine.

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

A photo released by police show a sandwich open in half with nine small cylindrical plastic capsules spread over cured ham and cheese.

Police found over a kilo of cocaine in the man's home in Benidorm as well as marijuana 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. - Sapa-AFP

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