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In this photo released by the Spanish Guardia Civil on Friday, May 8, 2015, a boy curled up inside a suitcase is seen on the display of a scanner at the border crossing in Ceuta, a Spanish city enclave in North Africa. A Spanish court has ordered the detention of a father who allegedly hid his 8-year-old son inside a closed suitcase in an attempt to smuggle the child illegally into Europe. A police statement said guards stopped a 19-year-old Moroccan woman who looked nervous as she waited in line Thursday at the land border crossing in Ceuta (AP Photo/Spanish Interior Ministry, via AP)
In this photo released by the Spanish Guardia Civil on Friday, May 8, 2015, a boy curled up inside a suitcase is seen on the display of a scanner at the border crossing in Ceuta, a Spanish city enclave in North Africa. A Spanish court has ordered the detention of a father who allegedly hid his 8-year-old son inside a closed suitcase in an attempt to smuggle the child illegally into Europe. A police statement said guards stopped a 19-year-old Moroccan woman who looked nervous as she waited in line Thursday at the land border crossing in Ceuta (AP Photo/Spanish Interior Ministry, via AP)
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Moroccan man suffocates while being smuggled in a suitcase

Kenny Awotorebo

Spanish police have arrested a Moroccan man after his brother, who was being smuggled into Spain inside a suitcase, suffocated to death.

The men were taking a ferry from the Spanish territory of Melilla in north Africa to the port of Almeria in southern Spain when the older man noticed that his brother was not breathing and alerted the crew.

Despite attempts to revive the man, he died.

Police have charged the surviving brother, who was travelling legally on a French passport, with involuntary manslaughter.