A citizen of Morocco, was detained while attempting to cross the Spanish border of Ceuta with a young African in a suitcase. About it reports on Tuesday, January 3, The Local.
The incident occurred on December 30. The staff of the National guard noticed in the queue for the border control behaving suspiciously and nervous 22-year-old woman and asked them to open before her a large suitcase. Inside they found an unconscious black man. As noted, he almost suffocated from lack of oxygen.
As it turned out, Africans 19 years old, he’s from Gabon. He was not in possession of any documents.
In the national guard believe that the woman — a member of a group of smugglers, for the cost of transporting young people in Spain. The suspect faces up to seven years in prison.
Ceuta is located on the Northern coast of Morocco. Through her and the other Spanish enclave in Africa — Melilla — is one of the main migration routes to Europe. As a rule, they are natives of the countries South of the Sahara.
So, in September 2016, it was reported that at the entrance from Morocco to Melilla, the Spanish border guards rescued the four African migrants who were hiding in a sealed hiding place without ventilation. Cries for help were heard from underneath one of the vans. Three young men from Guinea and a woman from Congo managed to extract by using acetone.