By giving an African refugee a camera, two filmmakers hoped to gain insight into the life of migrants from the perspective of migrants themselves. The result is the remarkable "Those Who Jump."
The 27-year-old man was attempting to cross into Spain from the country's enclave of Melilla on the North African coast and the suitcase was inside the trunk of his brother's car, who has been arrested.
The arrests are directly related to an operation that broke up another network last December that was recruiting young women and sending them to join radical militants in Syria and Iraq.
Some 600 migrants who had learned of the impending raid stormed the fence around Melilla to try and cross into Europe.
Thousands of migrants make dangerous crossings each year to the Spanish enclaves of Ceuta and Melilla in North Africa, which are seen as gateways for immigration to Europe.
In episode one of our series, VICE News correspondent Milène Larsson travels to the border between Morocco and Spain, where West Africans in their thousands storm the razor-wire-clad fences, only to be beaten back by border police.
Coming Soon: VICE News presents Europe or Die, a new 4-part series that documents the migrants and refugees risking their lives to reach Europe and the forces tasked to keep them out.
A Spanish judge jailed four suspects who were allegedly part of a jihadist network that has managed to send 12 people to fight with the Islamic State in Syria and Iraq.
Some 1,600 sub-Saharan migrants have jumped across a fence that separates Africa from Europe since the beginning of the year.
More than 200 sub-Saharan migrants managed to climb over a triple-layer border fence into Spain’s North African enclave of Melilla.