This 19-year-old boy from Gabon made a desperate attempt to be smuggled into Spain by curling up inside a suitcase.

A Moroccan woman has been arrested after he was found stashed away inside the case in Cueta, a Spanish enclave next to Morocco in north Africa.

It comes as more than 1,100 desperate migrants stormed a border fence just hours into 2017 in an attempt to reach the Spanish territory.

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MirrorUK reports they were trying to cross into the Spanish enclave but were met with a tall barbed wire fence and dozens of police.