X-Ray Machine Finds 8-Year-Old Boy Hidden In Woman’s Suitcase

Fátima E.Y, 19, was traveling from Morocco to Ceuta, a Spanish territory when border patrol agents noticed her acting anxiously. “The operator noticed something strange, which seemed to be a person inside the case,” a Civil Guard spokesman told Spanish newspaper, El Pais.
Nobody likes going through airport security.
However, those X-ray machines aren’t just for show; every once in a while, they find something really important.

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A recent story from Spain provides an excellent example.
A 19-year-old woman was stopped by security after something bizarre showed up on their X-ray screens.

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This is what the airport security crew caught.
It’s clearly a young child, contorted to fit into the woman’s hot pink suitcase. So, what was going on here?

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The woman was traveling from Morocco to Ceuta.
Ceuta is a Spain-governed territory in Africa. The woman was apparently trying to bring the boy to his family in Spain; his father had recently applied for family reunification.

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However, his request was denied.
He allegedly asked the 19-year-old to smuggle the boy into the country. However, their plan was thwarted by the security crew.

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The 19-year-old was quickly arrested.
Several hours later, the boy’s father was also arrested.

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Currently, the boy is in child protective services.
It’s not clear whether he’ll be allowed to reunite with his family, but he was clearly endangered by the smuggling attempt.

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