Traveling is expensive. And this week, a stowaway tried to go super cheap and check himself in as his friend’s luggage. According to officials, guards at a train station on the Swiss/Italian border found an Eritrean migrant trying to sneak into the Switzerland by cramming himself inside a suitcase.
Eritrea? That’s an East African country that gained independence from Ethiopia in 1993. It was like the Brexit, but a lot bloodier, and not in the “bloody hell” British sense.
Things have stayed pretty brutal there ever since. That’s why thousands of Eritreans leave the country every month, but it takes years to go through proper channels to get working papers and such. So, people like suitcase dude have started to get creative with gettin outta Dodge for good. Either way, both guys were sent back to Italy. By train…no luggage.