8-year old boy found in suitcase

334975-boyin-suitcasebbcAn 8-year old boy from the Ivory Coast was found curled up in a locked suitcase near the Spanish border. The boy survived several hours in the compact, medium-sized polyster suitcase in what appears to be a bungled smugling attempt.

According to reports, a policeman said that the boy was found on Thursday in El Tarajal, a terrestrial point of entry at Spain’s border with Morocco. However, they are yet not certain about how long exactly did the boy spent in the pink suitcase which had a few other personal belongings too.

The Police in El Tarajal became suspicious when a 21-year-old woman, a Moroccan National, showed signs of nervousness as she attempted to cross the border taking the suitcase down the street.
A spokesman said, “Our officers asked her if she needed help as the wheels began to give in.”
The police brought the suitcase in for an x-ray suspecting it to be a drug smuggling case. It is then when they found a boy in the suitcase.
The child was then taken to a state child custodian and is now awaiting judicial process, the official said. A man who is apparently his father and has a permanent residency of Spain was also arrested a few hours later.
The spokesman further said, “The boy was shocked when we opened the suitcase to see so many people looking at him.” He further added that the boy is in good condition and this is the first case of smuggling they have discovered in which a child was locked in a luggage bag.

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