Police find girl crammed into car’s dashboard trying to enter Spain from Morocco

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A 17-year-old migrant girl was found hiding behind the dashboard of a vehicle trying to enter Spain from Morocco without documents.

The incident occurred when the vehicle, driven by a Moroccan man and woman, was attempting to cross the Beni-Enzar border crossing between Morocco and Melilla, a Spanish autonomous city located on the north-western coast of Africa.

According to local media, border cops did not find anything suspicious while checking the boot and inside of the vehicle but found the woman’s behaviour strange. She avoided eye contact and refused to get out of the vehicle, according to the Spanish Civil Guard.

The border cops then used a heartbeat detector to determine whether there was anyone else in the vehicle, which showed a positive result.

Officials searched the vehicle, eventually finding a makeshift compartment positioned behind the glove compartment.

Another migrant girl was found in a car entering Melilla in November. The cramped girl was found lying in the compartment in the foetal position with signs of dehydration and disorientation, according to reports.

Fits like a glove (box)! Migrants are found hiding behind the dashboard and under the back seats of a car in a bid to enter Europe from North Africa Two teenage migrants found trying to cross into Spanish enclave of Mellila Both migrants were from Guinea and had to be cut out of the vehicle The 30-year-old Moroccan driver of the vehicle was arrested for trafficking
Fits like a glove (box)! Migrants are found hiding behind the dashboard and under the back seats of a car in a bid to enter Europe from North Africa Two teenage migrants found trying to cross into Spanish enclave of Mellila Both migrants were from Guinea and had to be cut out of the vehicle The 30-year-old Moroccan driver of the vehicle was arrested for trafficking

The unnamed 17-year-old required medical attention before telling officials that she comes from Mali, a landlocked country in West Africa. The vehicle, which had Moroccan licence plates, has been impounded by the Spanish authorities, according to reports.

Fits like a glove (box)! Migrants are found hiding behind the dashboard and under the back seats of a car in a bid to enter Europe from North Africa Two teenage migrants found trying to cross into Spanish enclave of Mellila Both migrants were from Guinea and had to be cut out of the vehicle The 30-year-old Moroccan driver of the vehicle was arrested for trafficking

Meanwhile, the two passengers, a Moroccan man and woman, have reportedly been arrested and charged with human trafficking as the investigation continues. In a similar incident in November, a boy and a girl were pictured crammed into a car, with one behind the dashboard and another under the back seat.

Metro UK

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