Some people in Africa think that travelling abroad for greener is the best move to avert hardship in life and as a result, people use the hard way to migrate not considering the perils of the journey they embark.
On January 1, 2019, two(2) stowaways from Africa hide themselves in a mattress to Spain but luck eluded them after making a successful arrival in their dream country, they were detected at the port by the immigration officers who cut the mattress wide open to expose them.
Today, an eight-year-old Ivorien boy has been smuggled into Spain from Morocco inside a suitcase according to the Spanish police.
The boy was found inside the case being carried by a 19-year-old woman into Ceuta, a Spanish enclave next to Morocco. When police opened the suit case, they found the boy in a “terrible state”, a spokesman for the Guardian Civil told AFP.
The boy, from Ivory Coast, is now in the care of authorities in Ceuta.
The Spanish newspaper El Pais reported (in Spanish) that said the 19-year-old is not related to the boy, and was probably paid by his father to carry the suitcase.
I was found that, the boy’s father lives in the Canary Islands and had hoped to be reunited with his son according to El Pais newspaper.