Friday, 8 July 2016

Video: 6ft-tall Eritrean caught inside suitcase trying to smuggle himself into Switzerland



A video has emerged of a 21-year-old Eritrean who allegedly tried to smuggle himself into Switzerland by hiding in his luggage.

We’ve had people try to sneak in in a car trunk,” Mirco Ricci, a Swiss border official in the Ticino region told the Associated Press.


“This is the first time we’ve seen in Ticino that we’ve found someone in a bag.”

The video posted online shows a man’s hand, then arm, then head jutting out of the bag before the border guards unzip the rest of the bag and help him out.

According to The Mirror, the 6-foot tall man was discovered when passengers on the train alerted the guard to strange noises coming from the luggage. His friend was found hiding in the toilet.

After police in Chiasso, Switzerland moved the luggage to the platform – this is the scene that unfolded in front of them:

The Italian interior ministry said last week that a total of 70,930 people landed between January and June — almost exactly the same number as the same period in 2015 and only slightly higher than in 2014.

The full-year total of migrant arrivals for 2015 was 153,000.

More than 10,000 migrants have perished since 2014, including more than 2,800 so far this year, the UNHCR said last month.

AFP

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