Crime general

Woman arrested trying to smuggle teenager hidden in suitcase

A woman has been arrested trying to smuggle a teenage boy hidden in a suitcase into Spanish territory.

Authorities stopped the young woman at a border crossing into Ceuta, one of two Spanish enclaves in North Africa, from neighboring Morocco.

A teenager from Gabon was found concealed inside. He was immediately giving medical attention due to the lack of oxygen inside the suitcase. Border control become suspicious of the woman after they noticed she was carrying her luggage on top of a trolley, authorities added.




A woman has been arrested trying to smuggle a teenage boy hidden in a suitcase into Spanish territory.

Authorities stopped the young woman at a border crossing into Ceuta, one of two Spanish enclaves in North Africa, from neighboring Morocco.

A teenager from Gabon was found concealed inside. He was immediately giving medical attention due to the lack of oxygen inside the suitcase. Border control become suspicious of the woman after they noticed she was carrying her luggage on top of a trolley, authorities added.

Officials said the woman showed an "evasive attitude while going through the established controls and nervousness" while speaking to agents.

Ceuta, along with the province of Melilla to the east, are Europe's only land borders in Africa. Both enclaves have long been popular transit points for hundreds of sub-Saharan African migrants trying to cross the sea at the narrow point south of Spain.

This method of concealment is one of several desperate and dangerous approaches to illegal smuggling that the Spanish Civil Guard has faced on the Ceuta border.




Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *