MADRID – Spanish police say they found 15 migrant youths hidden in cargo of junk that was to be shipped from a north African enclave to mainland Spain for processing.
Civil Guard spokesmen said the migrants, all believed to be minors, were discovered late Thursday during an inspection of the cargo load at Melilla port.
The officer, who spoke Friday on condition of anonymity in keeping with police regulations, said the minors were trying to make it to Spain and possibly elsewhere in Europe.
He said none was injured.
The agent said 58 other youths looking to clandestinely board ships headed for Spain were found in the port Thursday.
Melilla is one of two Spanish enclaves surrounded by Morocco on side and the Mediterranean Sea on the other.