Spanish Police Find Migrants Hidden in Car's Secret Compartments

Spanish authorities removed two migrants found in secret compartments of a car passing through the border between Morocco and the Spanish city of Melilla on the north African coast on November 23.

Spain’s Civil Guard (Guardia Civil) said a man and a woman were found inside a vehicle with Moroccan plates after noticing that the car’s driver appeared to be nervous when stopped.

The woman was found in a compartment made between the back seat and the car’s trunk, while the man was found squeezed into a space between the dashboard and engine.

The Civil Guard said two migrants, natives of Guinea, were treated at the scene after showing signs of disorientation. They had been exposed to toxic gases in the vehicle, the agency said.

Two Moroccan nationals were charged with human trafficking. Credit: Guardia Civil via Storyful