The Spanish Civil Guard has found 41 migrants in the Spanish enclave of Melilla. The migrants had hidden in a plastic bag with toxic waste and in containers with broken glass to reach the port at the tip of Morocco.
According to the Spanish police, someone was found in an airtight bag with ashes from an incinerator, the communiqué says. The officer who discovered the migrant initially saw “a lifeless leg”. However, the apparently unconscious man regained his senses a little later.
Four others were discovered in trucks with containers transporting broken glass between the Spanish enclaves and the mainland.
In total, the Spanish Guardia Civil discovered 41 migrants last Friday.
Last year, around 1,500 migrants tried to reach Europe via Melilla. Together with Ceuta, Melilla holds the only physical European land border with Africa.