A 10-year-old Palestinian boy was discovered hidden inside a shopping cart under bags of fruit and vegetables while a couple was attempting to get him into Spain from Morocco, according to officials.
The incident happened around 1 p.m. on Monday at the Beni-Enzar border crossing in the Spanish autonomous city of Melilla, located on the northwest coast of Africa.
Agents stopped the couple when they realized the shopping cart had an above-normal weight and then proceeded to inspect it.
When they pushed away the bags of fruit and vegetables in the cart, they found the boy inside. documents that were of Palestinian origin.
The boy’s mother, who was living at a temporary shelter for migrants in Melilla, had paid for him to be taken to Europe, Sky News reported.
The 38-year-old woman who tried to bring the boy in the car and 34-year-old man along with her — both, Moroccan nationals — were arrested, according to police.
Source: Fox News