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Boy Reunited With Mother After Being Smuggled in Suitcase

Child Smuggled in Suitcase is Reunited With Mother 1:08

An 8-year-old boy who was picked up by an airport scanner while being smuggled into Spain in a suitcase has been reunited by his mother, officials said.

Adou Ouattara was returned to his mom at a youth center in the Spanish enclave of Ceuta in North Africa, APTN reported. The boy, who is from Ivory Coast, has been staying there since he was discovered allegedly in a Moroccan woman's suitcase on May 7.

She has been detained, as has Ouattara's father. He denies any wrongdoing and says he believed his son was entering the county using a visa.

APTN reported that Ouattara and his mother were accompanied by lawyer Juan Isidro Fernandez Diaz, who said they had paid the father's bail and hoped he would be released soon.

Image: Adou Ouattara
Adou Ouattara