Police have detained two Moroccans who tried to smuggle migrants into Spain’s North African enclave of Ceuta – two hidden in a car and one in a suitcase.
When police checked a car on Monday one person was found hidden in the dashboard and another in the hollowed-out back seat.
The man and woman, thought to be Guineans, received first aid as they had had little air to breathe.
Separately, a young African man was found hidden in a woman’s suitcase.
That incident happened on 30 December and again the man – believed to be from Gabon – required urgent medical attention.
A 22-year-old Moroccan woman had tried to smuggle him into Ceuta, but Customs officers ordered her to open the case, which was tied to a trolley.
The incidents coincided with a mass attempt by Sub-Saharan Africans to storm the 20 feet border fence separating Ceuta from Morocco.Please subscribe to our newsletter