It looks like a scene from World War Z, starring Brad Pitt, but this is the security fence around Spanish, North African enclave, Melilla.
A Moroccan Man and a Spanish woman were arrested after hiding a 13-year-old girl in a suitcase of 70cm x 50cm, amongst their car luggage. The couple were had arrived in Spain via the Melilla-Málaga ferry.
The Motril Port Authorities have fixed a ferry connection with Nador on the North African coast as their 2012 objective. The complete success behind the Melilla link is behind this new initiative.
No sooner than the Motril-Melilla ferry link had been set up, then cases of attempted drug smuggling, using this link between the two continents, started cropping up.
Each year, Motril holds a swimming race, in which the competitors have to swim across the port. This year, not only is no exception but also marks the 70th anniversary of the event.
Even though the Motril-Melilla ferry service wasn’t inaugurated until the 12th of last month, almost one month later 8,463 passengers have crossed, together with 2,273 vehicles, all to the detriment of Malaga port which normally handles this traffic.
The newly started ferry service between Motril and Melilla has just had the first incident of somebody using the ship to smuggle drugs over into Spain.
From the beginning of this month, Motril will have a direct ferry link to North Africa; travelling to the Spanish city enclave, Melilla.
Thirty jet-ski riders competed in the Motril-Melilla race. Some had come from as far as Portugal and Italy to take part in this now annual Motril event.