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Spain: Police find refugee hidden in car boot

Spain, Algeciras
October 1, 2015 at 17:03 GMT +00:00 · Published

Spanish police have foiled the alleged attempted illegal transportation of a man into Spain. The footage, filmed at the Mediterranean port town of Algeciras, was released to the media on Thursday.

The images show an officer of the Spanish National Police force asking the female driver of a Seat Leon a number of routine questions after her arrival by ferry from Tangiers, Morocco. With his suspicions raised the police officer then asks the woman to exit the vehicle and open the boot of the car. Therein, under a number of pillows, he finds a male refugee and orders him to exit the car.

According to Spanish police the woman, a Spanish citizen of Moroccan origin, was arrested on a charge of committing a "crime against the rights of aliens." Over 430,000 migrants and refugees have crossed the Mediterranean to Europe this year, provoking a crisis for European governments as divisions grow over how to cope with the influx.

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Spanish police have foiled the alleged attempted illegal transportation of a man into Spain. The footage, filmed at the Mediterranean port town of Algeciras, was released to the media on Thursday.

The images show an officer of the Spanish National Police force asking the female driver of a Seat Leon a number of routine questions after her arrival by ferry from Tangiers, Morocco. With his suspicions raised the police officer then asks the woman to exit the vehicle and open the boot of the car. Therein, under a number of pillows, he finds a male refugee and orders him to exit the car.

According to Spanish police the woman, a Spanish citizen of Moroccan origin, was arrested on a charge of committing a "crime against the rights of aliens." Over 430,000 migrants and refugees have crossed the Mediterranean to Europe this year, provoking a crisis for European governments as divisions grow over how to cope with the influx.

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