There are no secrets when you take a commercial flight.
Nothing is left to the imagination.
You can see what everybody is packing.
Whether it's personal or checked baggage.
The detail is there for everyone to see.
Suitcase, coloured X-ray.
So don't pack anything you wouldn't want to be caught with in public.
When this is a typical example of what the airport security agent sees all day
Then something like this is bound to stand out.
Pets are not allowed as carry-on and this one was spotted right away. But people continue to try to get away with it anyway.
An 8-year-old African boy named Abou was discovered stuffed in a small suitcase in what Spanish police called a “terrible state” after a failed attempt to rejoin his father.
He had been smuggled into Spanish territory in the north African enclave of Ceuta, north of Morocco, when he was discovered on Thursday at a land border crossing by the Spanish Guardia Civil police.
The Guardia Civil released photos on Friday of the gaunt child from the Ivory Coast, curled in a fetal position inside the luggage.
“When they put the suitcase through the scanner, the operator noticed something strange, which seemed to be a person inside the case,” a border officer told AFP news agency.
He was smuggled there in the suitcase with wheels by a 19-year-old Moroccan woman, a spokesman for the Guardia Civil told AFP.
The boy, whose eyes were apparently heavily pixellated from the ordeal, has been placed with lost luggage.