Spain: Migrants found in car and suitcase

BBC:-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 Tuesday 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 6m (20ft) border fence separating Ceuta from Morocco.

Fifty Moroccan and five Spanish border guards were injured when 1,100 migrants tried to get over the fence on Sunday.

None managed to get through, but two people were injured scaling the fence and were taken to hospital in Ceuta. One guard lost an eye, officials said.

A similar assault on 9 December involved more than 400 African migrants.

There have been many such attempts by sub-Saharan Africans living illegally in Morocco, who desperately want to reach Europe. Melilla – Spain’s other North African enclave – is similarly targeted by migrants.


  1. Sad-But-True
    January 2, 2017 at 5:44 pm

    Evil Chastanet has amended the CIP to destroy our Fair Helen this very same way. Soon we will have them in barrels instead of suitcases.
    Evil Chastanet, ou ni Pou waie, ou ni Pou waie
    Sakwe Sa.c, sa.lop!

    1. Anonymous
      January 3, 2017 at 2:44 pm

      Oye…you sound like a sad LOSER…get over it…UWP is in power and your crap talk on every news post is the work of an uneducated mule…with no life and too much time on his hands…am sure if you post your picture ppl will see what am sayin…or just look in the mirror…

      1. Anonymous
        January 3, 2017 at 3:41 pm


    2. Anonymous
      January 4, 2017 at 7:13 am

      You are one BITTER person

  2. Calvin
    January 2, 2017 at 6:41 pm

    We live a wonderful life here — bellies are full and all the water we can drink.

    Now is the time that the word needs countries like our.

    We should be opening up our country and welcoming at a minimum of several thousand (perhaps 5,000 – 10,000, look how many other countries are taking) refugees, our African brothers and sisters, and offer them a better life here. Heaven knows, our island has plenty of space, food, water, job opportunities, university and secondary school, and the required home construction and necessary expansion of the agriculture industry so as to feed our new arrivals would be a great stimulant to growing our economy.

    It is time for us to start sponsoring refugees and given them the chance for the good life that we enjoy here, enough of the selfishness. We each and all can afford to make contributions, and it is our moral obligation as a caring people. Look how much empty space we have unused.

  3. Anonymous
    January 2, 2017 at 10:00 pm

    Sad but true please grow up and have respect for both you and the prime minister.