An eight-year-old Ivorian boy was discovered hidden in a suitcase that was being smuggled across the border into Spain on Friday.
According to the report, a spokesman for the Civil Guard police force said a 19-year-old woman took the suitcase through a pedestrian crossing from Morocco into the small Spanish-governed territory of Ceuta.
AFP reports:
“When they put the suitcase through the scanner, the operator noticed something strange, which seemed to be a person inside the case.”
“When it was opened they found a minor, in a terrible state.”
The Civil Guard arrested the woman, who was due to stand before a judge – It was also learnt that the boy’s father, who is Ivorian also, was arrested when he tried to cross the border a few hours later.
Thousands of Africans, end up dead yearly trying to enter Europe through very risky means, all in the pursuit of greener pastures – SAD!!

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