In 2015, a young boy was discovered by stunned customs officials hiding in luggage via the airport scanner. X-ray images capture he youngster tucked up in the trolley suitcase as he tried to get into Spain. The luggage belonged to a 19-year-old woman who police became suspicious of after noticing she was nervous.
They pulled her to one side and, believing she may have been smuggling drugs, scanned her luggage only to find something much more surprising.
When he was found, the boy stuck his head out of the suitcase and said, in French, “Hello, my name is Abou.” Police arrested a man from Costa de Marfil, who was believed to be the boy’s father. He tried to get through the same checkpoint about an hour and a half later, saying he lived in the Canary Islands. The woman was acting as a carrier for a substantial fee.
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