Caught on tape: Spanish police catches illegal migrant hiding in suitcase

Spanish police caught an African immigrant hiding in suitcase as he tried to cross into Spain from Morocco. (Photo courtesy: YouTube)

Spanish police found a 19-year-old illegal migrant attempting to cross the Moroccan border into Spain’s North African enclave of Melilla smuggled into a suitcase.

The incident, which was posted on video sharing site Youtube, shows the moment where the illegal migrant – who was from Mali – was unzipped from the case.

On Friday, Spanish border agents spotted a 39-year-old Moroccan man dragging a large blue suitcase through a pedestrian checkpoint on Friday, according to New York Daily News.

Noticing that the weight in the suitcase was distributed unevenly and appeared overly heavy, the agents asked him to stop.

However, the Moroccan man quickly abandoned the case and attempted to run away, before being detained by the agents.

The teen was taken to a temporary immigration holding center and is expected to testify in court against the alleged human smuggler.

Last Update: Wednesday, 20 May 2020 KSA 09:41 - GMT 06:41