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6-feet-tall immigrant found curled up inside suitcase in bid to enter UK

DECCAN CHRONICLE. | DECCAN CHRONICLE
Published Jul 6, 2016, 4:14 pm IST
Updated Jul 6, 2016, 4:19 pm IST
The guards at Chiasso in Swiss-Italian border were shocked to see a hand emerge out of the suitcase when they opened the zipper.
The immigrant who is around 20-years-old and over 6 feet tall, was found curled up inside the suitcase after other passengers in the Swiss bound train alerted the authorities on hearing moaning noises from inside.  (Photo: Videograb)
 The immigrant who is around 20-years-old and over 6 feet tall, was found curled up inside the suitcase after other passengers in the Swiss bound train alerted the authorities on hearing moaning noises from inside. (Photo: Videograb)

Bern: Swiss authorities on Monday arrested an Eritrean immigrant from a train near the country’s border with Italy after he was caught red handed in his attempt to sneak into Britain curled up in a suitcase.

The immigrant who is around 20 years old and over 6 feet tall, was found curled up inside the suitcase after other passengers in the Swiss bound train alerted the authorities on hearing moaning noises from inside.  

According to reports, the immigrant was wheeled into the train in Milan and was accompanied by another immigrant. 45 minutes into the journey, the man, unable to bear the discomfort any longer, let out loud moans, which forced the other panicked passengers to alert the police.

The guards at Chiasso were shocked to see a hand emerge out of the suitcase when they opened the zipper.

Neither the man nor his companion had any travel papers, and were sent back to Italy. A video of the incidence shows the guards taking hold of the man immediately after he emerges out of the suitcase.

Swiss authorities claimed that they were informed by their Italian counterparts regarding two Eritrean immigrants who were trying to gain entry into the UK, and added that they would have stopped the train even if the passengers had not alerted them.

“We received a call from Italian colleagues that two Eritreans were attempting to get into the country and travel northwards across Europe to Britain. The information was that one man was hidden in a suitcase and another man was travelling with him. The suitcase was pointed out to us and the man found inside. He was in his 20s and we found his friend hiding in a toilet on the train,” Sun reported a police source as saying.

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