An illegal immigrant came up with a cunning plan to try to get into Spain. He decided to sit inside a car seat under a passenger sitting on top of him.
People smugglers took the foam out of the passenger seat before helping the 20-year-old Guinean get inside its shell.
Two Moroccans then tried to cross into Spain’s north African enclave of Melilla – with one driving and the other sitting in the passenger seat on top of the hidden immigrant.
Police only realised there was a third man inside the Moroccan-plated Renault 7 when they started examining the seat – and touched flesh instead of foam.
The two Moroccans are being held in custody and the Guinean has been sent to a detention centre.
A police spokesman described the attempt to fool them as “novel.”
A police spokesman described the attempt to fool them as “novel.” He added: “We’ve seen some fairly bizarre attempts to get across the border but nothing like this before.”
An illegal immigrant with a 12-year criminal history and 35 arrests under his belt cannot be deported back to Palestine because the U.S. will not recognise his homeland as a country.
Sofyan Eldani, who lives in Alabama, was arrested earlier this week after police discovered crack cocaine in his vehicle.
When officers reviewed the 45-year-old’s criminal record, they were shocked to discover that he had been arrested 35 times over a period of 12 years.
Eldani has at least nine convictions, including four felonies, and has served six months in an Alabama prison for receiving stolen property.
His long list of arrests includes assault, fraudulent checks, criminal mischief, resisting arrests, reckless endangerment, shoplifting, burglary, drug possession, failure to appear, probation violation, possession of a drug paraphernalia and DUI.
Eldani is currently in prison on a $200,000 bond for his most recent drug trafficking charges.