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Last Updated: Tuesday, 24 August, 2004, 13:15 GMT 14:15 UK
Smuggled Moroccan dies in Spain
A Moroccan man has died of suffocation as his relatives tried to smuggle him into Spain hidden in a car, police say.

The body of the 25-year-old was found in the car's roof luggage rack in the southern Algeciras region, police said.

A Moroccan couple - who have a German residency - were held for allegedly causing death by negligence.

The couple had fixed up an air supply into the luggage compartment, but the airpipe became blocked when they closed it, a police spokesman said.

The would-be immigrant is thought to be a brother-in-law of one of the arrested.

The accused man and woman, aged 41 and 24 - whose identities were not released - are expected to appear in court later.


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