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Video: Father smuggled his 8-year-old son into Spain in a suitcase from Morocco

The man who tried to smuggle his boy into Spain from Morocco has been detained.

By: Associated Press | Madrid | Updated: May 9, 2015 2:32:50 pm
Spain boy smuggled, ivory coast boy smuggled, boy smuggled spain, boy smuggled in suitcase, boy in suitcase, boy found in suitcase, smuggled boy, boy smuggled into cetua, human rights, human rights violation, human rights violation spai, cetua news, spain news, europe news, world news In this photo released by the Spanish Guardia Civil on Friday, May 8, 2015, a boy curled up inside a suitcase is seen on the display of a scanner at the border crossing in Ceuta, a Spanish city enclave in North Africa. (Spanish Interior Ministry via AP)

A Spanish court has ordered the detention of a man from the Ivory Coast who allegedly attempted to smuggle his 8-year-old son into Europe in a suitcase.

A police statement said guards stopped a 19-year-old Moroccan woman who looked nervous as she waited in line Thursday at the land border crossing in Ceuta, a Spanish city enclave in North Africa.

When the guards put her suitcase through a scanner, they detected the boy curled up inside.

Border officers detained the woman and, later, the child’s father at the same border crossing. The woman is married to the father, and both had residence rights in Spain. The court said the boy did not.

A Ceuta magistrate on Friday ordered the father held on charges of human rights abuse.

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