Trying to invade reach Europe from North Africa, two African Muslim economic migrant wannbes were discovered by police attempting to cross the Spanish border hidden inside a pair of mattresses.
News24 A video showed agents of Spain’s Civil Guard taking two mattresses off the top of a van and cutting them open to reveal two young men inside.
The Civil Guard told The Associated Press on Tuesday the incident occurred at a border crossing from Morocco to Melilla, one of two Spanish cities on the North African coast.
The two illegals told the police they each paid €4,500 ($5,100) to a human trafficker to attempt the crossing. The driver of the van fled on foot when agents asked to inspect his cargo. The two men were taken to a migrant holding center.
Following crackdowns on immigration by Italy and other countries, Spain has become the preferred route to Europe for illegal aliens and their human traffickers, who often pack them into boats unfit for open waters.