Desperate migrants are found hiding in MATTRESSES strapped to a van roof in an attempt to reach Europe from Africa
This is the extraordinary moment two migrants emerged from inside mattresses during their bid to reach Europe from Africa.
The sub-Saharan men were arrested after border guards found them at a check-point between Melilla, a Spanish enclave on the north African coast, and Morocco.
It is understood to be the first time the method has been used to smuggle migrants and there are fears criminal gangs could increasingly use the tactic, according to Spanish media.
The driver of the vehicle used to transport them is said to have fled into Morocco before he could be detained.
Spain has become the main entry point for migrants and asylum-seekers looking for a better life in Europe as other EU countries tighten up controls at their borders. A smuggling route through Libya to Italy has also been complicated by conflict and violence there.