IN the latest discovery of a migrant attempting to move between nations, Spanish police have found an Albanian man in a car ready to board a ferry for Britain on Thursday, October 9.
The man was hiding in the boot of a car in Santander port lining up to board a ferry to the UK.
Earlier in the year, two Albanian men were discovered in the same northern Spanish port looking to make a similar crossing to Britain. The two men were also hidden in the boot of a car heading onto a ferry.
The port of Santander has seen added security since the incident in March with port authorities stepping up controls in recent months.
Thursday’s discovery was made during a routine control of vehicles set to board a ferry on its way to Plymouth on the south coast of England.
Spanish police released a statement to say that officers became suspicious of the car in question during the control and initiated a ‘detailed’ inspection. The statement confirmed that the man who was found in the boot of the vehicle was an Albanian national.
The driver of the car was a woman from Guipuzcoa, a northern province in Spain, and police detained her for questioning. They are also investigating if the man hiding in the car was a legal resident of Spain.
Calais, a port in the north of France, has seen thousands of migrants making dangerous attempts to enter Britain. Santander is a popular ferry crossing between Spain and Plymouth and Portsmouth in Southern England.