Boy smuggled by father in suitcase allowed to remain in Spain

An 8-year-old boy found in a suitcase at a Spanish border crossing will be allowed to stay in Spain.

Earlier this month, border officials spotted him after x-raying some luggage.

This photo shows an 8-year-old boy after he was found inside of a suitcase at an airport in Spain.



After the incident received worldwide attention, Spanish officials issued the boy a one year residency permit.

But his father, who is from the Ivory Coast, was arrested and charged with human trafficking.

Until the dad's legal issues are resolved, the boy will remain with child protective officials.
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