A Gandia man sold cocaine which he stored in his protective Covid mask that he wore on local streets.
The 59-year-old Spaniard drew the attention of the Policia Nacional who decided to watch him in action.
Officers spotted several people approaching him in the street and engaging in a brief conversation.
They saw him remove his mask each time and noted exchanges of cash for drugs.
He was arrested and a home search uncovered 175 grams of cocaine and a precision scale in addition to €7,360.
The dealer had an existing criminal record which persuaded the judge to refuse him bail.