Cocaine Sandwich Found on Bus Passenger Leads to Drug Haul

Friday, 09 May 2014 07:06 AM

By Michael Mullins

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A ham, cheese and cocaine sandwich was found on a nervous Columbian national who was getting off a bus in Spain at the Mediterranean beach town of Benidorm.

Police stopped the drug suspect, whose name was not released, after he was observed leaving a bus in what they described as a suspicious manner, according to Spanish media. After authorities stopped him, the 29-year-old the man appeared nervous and provided inconsistent answers leading police to conduct a search of his person, the Digital Journal reported.

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Police recovered a ham and cheese sandwich containing 100 grams of cocaine within several capsules.


After being placed under arrest for drug trafficking, the man reportedly told police that he was merely stopping over in Benidorm and was on his was to Pamplona. The suspect subsequently provided police with the address of his friend, whom he was going to stay with while in Benidorm.

In the apartment, police found a kilo of cocaine and some marijuana, the Digital Journal reported. Authorities placed the 20-year-old friend, who was also a Columbian national, under arrest. Both men were said to have had prior criminal records that included drug trafficking.

Several days after the April 29 cocaine sandwich arrest in Benidorm, Spanish authorities found 2,500 kilos of cocaine stuffed in pineapples in the Spanish port city of Algeciras, The Guardian reported. The shipment was reportedly travelling from Costa Rica.

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