According to the sources, a young woman has been caught trying to smuggle a teenage African migrant, hidden in her suitcase.
It has been further said that the authorities stopped the 22-year-old woman last week at a border crossing into Ceuta, one of two Spanish enclaves in North Africa from neighbouring Morocco.
A 19-year-old migrant was immediately offered medical attention due to the lack of oxygen inside the travel bag, Spain’s Civil Guard said in a statement.
Border control became suspicious of the woman when they noticed she was carrying her luggage on top of a trolley, authorities added.
Spanish officials said the woman showed an “evasive attitude while going through the established controls and nervousness” while speaking to agents.
This dangerous method of concealment is one of the several desperate approaches to illegal smuggling that the Spanish Civil Guard has faced in the past week on the Ceuta border.