They’re Smuggling people in Mattresses [Video]


According to a local media, this is the first time migrants have been found in a mattress smuggling to Spain.


Two migrants have been discovered hiding inside mattresses strapped to the top of a van attempting to cross from Africa to Spain, prompting renewed concerns about asylum rules in Europe.

The men, reportedly of sub-Saharan origin, were arrested by border guards after they were discovered at a check-point between Melilla, a Spanish enclave on the north African coast, and Morocco, according to Spanish news site El Periodico.

Footage shared on Twitter by Spanish senator Jon Inarritu showed the men emerge from the mattresses after men in Guardia Civil uniforms used a knife to cut through the fabric.

It is thought to be the first documented attempt to smuggle people inside a mattress, according to local media.


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