Someone tried to smuggle an 8 year old boy in a suitcase

The Telegraph in the UK is reporting that an adult tried to smuggle an 8 year old boy into Spain in a suitcase.

The attempted smuggling was discovered when authorities put the suitcase through a scanner.

Photo credit: Reuters and Ministerio Del Interior

Photo credit: Reuters and Ministerio Del Interior

The child’s father came across the border several hours later and was promptly arrested.

Thousands of migrants each year risk their lives trying to enter Ceuta and another Spanish territory bordering Morocco, Melilla, in search of a better life in Europe.
Many Africans try to scramble over the seven-metre (23-foot) fences that separate the Spanish cities from Morocco.
Others smuggle themselves over the border hidden in vehicles and cargoes or try to swim or sail from shores on the Moroccan side.
Earlier this week a 23-year-old Moroccan was found in a shipping container in the port of Melilla.
He was dehydrated after four days cooped up without food or water, since the container was left unattended over the May holiday weekend.

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