An illegal immigrant tried to get into Spain sitting inside a car seat under a passenger sitting on top of him.
People smugglers took the foam out of the passenger seat before helping the 20-year-old Guinean get inside its shell. Two Moroccans then tried to cross into Spain's north African enclave of Melilla – with one driving and the other sitting in the passenger seat on top of the hidden immigrant.
Police only realised there was a third man inside the Moroccan-plated Renault 7 when they started examining the seat – and touched flesh instead of foam. The two Moroccans are being held in custody and the Guinean has been sent to a detention centre.
A police spokesman described the attempt to fool them as "novel." He added: "We've seen some fairly bizarre attempts to get across the border but nothing like this before."