A young Moroccan woman was recently caught trying to smuggle a teenage African migrant by hiding him in her suitcase into Spanish territory.
Authorities stopped the 22-year-old woman last week at a border crossing into Ceuta, one of the two Spanish enclaves in North Africa, from neighboring Morocco. A 19-year-old migrant from Gabon was found hiding inside the suitcase. The man was immediately given medical attention due to the lack of oxygen inside the compact travel bag, according to a statement by Spain’s Civil Guard.
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Border control had naturally become suspicious of the woman after they noticed she was carrying her luggage on top of a trolley, authorities further added. Spanish officials said the woman showed an “evasive attitude while going through the established controls and nervousness” while she was speaking to the agents.
This unfortunate incident comes a month after a four-week-old baby almost suffocated when he was being smuggled in a sports bag across the same border. The baby vomited over an officer when he was lifted out of the bag which had been sealed by a zip in the horrifying humid conditions.