Officials in Spain on Friday were shocked to find a 19-year-old boy curled up inside a suitcase that arrived from Morocco.
The Spanish Civil Guard released photos over the weekend of the teenager from Gabon scrunched into a ball inside the chrome-colored, hard-sided luggage.
Police said he was helped by a Moroccan woman who was caught trying to transport him in the suitcase across the border into Ceuta, a Spanish enclave in the North African country. The woman was arrested.
News of their capture came as a stampede of 1,100 migrants on Sunday stormed the same border, which is lined with a 19-foot-high fence topped with barbed wire.
Five Spanish and 50 Moroccan border guards were injured in the mayhem, which included migrants throwing rocks and metal bars to try to break down the fence.
At least 10 of the Moroccan officers were seriously injured.
According to the Spanish government, all but two of the migrants were sent back to Morocco and nearly 800 were arrested.
The Ceuta peninsula on the Mediterranean in Morocco is controlled by Spain and has traditionally been used as a transit point for trips to the Spanish mainland.
The area has remained a hotbed of conflict as migrants from sub-Saharan Africa continually try to climb over the fence to move into Europe.