An eight-year-old Ivorian boy has been found hidden inside a suitcase by customs officials at the border between Morocco and Spain, Independent reports.
Officers discovered the boy after they put the small suitcase through an X-ray machine and spotted the child curled up inside a hard wheel-along case.
A 19-year-old woman was said to be responsible for the luggage.
The woman was pulled to one side by police when it became obvious that she was nervous.
Her luggage was then scanned and the boy was immediately visible from the X-ray and was removed from the suitcase immediately.
Upon realising he had been discovered, the boy poked his head out and said, in French, “Hello, my name is Abou.”
The child was treated by the Red Cross and has now been taken into custody by social services.
Police have arrested a man from the Ivory Coast, thought to be the boy’s father and are investigating the incident further.
The 19-year-old woman is believed to have been smuggling the boy for a large fee.