Woman arrested for trying to smuggle migrant over border in a suitcase

Richard Hartley-Parkinson
Woman tried to smuggle migrant across border in a suitcase
A 19-year-old man was found curled up in a suitcase (Picture: EPA)
A woman has been arrested after she was caught trying to smuggle a teenager over the border into Europe in a suitcase.
The Moroccan was stopped at the border with Spain on December 30 after the civil guard became suspicious about her package.
They found the 19-year-old from Gabon curled up inside the suitcase in Ceuta, a Spanish enclave in northern Africa.
Yesterday 1,100 migrants tried to cross into the enclave from Morocco.
epa05694049 An undated handout photo made available by the Spanish Civil Guard on 01 January 2017 shows a composite image of two photos of a Sub-Saharan migrant inside a suitcase in Ceuta, the Spanish enclave in northern of Africa. The Spanish Civil Guard on 30 December 2016 arrested a woman while she was trying to cross the border with of the Spanish enclave with Morocco with the immigrant hidden inside her luggage. EPA/SPANISH CIVIL GUARD / HANDOUT HANDOUT EDITORIAL USE ONLY/NO SALES
A woman from Morocco was arrested (Picture: EPA)
A regional government spokesman said 50 Moroccan and five Spanish officers were injured when hundreds of migrants tried to enter Spanish territory.
The spokesman said two migrants managed to reach Spanish soil. Both were injured scaling the 20ft border fence and were taken to hospital by Spanish police.
Another 100 migrants climbed the fence, but Spanish agents sent them straight back to Morocco.
Last month, more than 400 migrants breached the fence at Ceuta.
An African migrant stands on top of a border fence as Spanish police stand guard below during a failed attempt to cross into Spanish territories, between Morocco and Spain's north African enclave of Ceuta, January 1, 2017. REUTERS/Jose Antonio Sempere FOR EDITORIAL USE ONLY. NO RESALES. NO ARCHIVES TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY
Around 1,100 migrants tried to get into the Spanish enclave (Picture: Reuters)
Hundreds of sub-Saharan African migrants living illegally in Morocco try to enter Ceuta and Melilla, Spain’s other North African enclave, each year in hope of getting to Europe.
Most migrants who try to cross are intercepted on the spot and returned to Morocco. Those that make it over the fences are eventually repatriated or let go.
Thousands more try to reach Europe by crossing the Mediterranean Sea, often in small craft unfit for the open sea.
Also on Sunday, a ship of Spain’s maritime rescue service rescued 52 migrants trying to reach Spain’s southern coast in a small boat.
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