AN Algerian stowaway has been busted trying to enter Spain by clinging to the back engine of a ferry.
The 48-year-old suspected illegal immigrant was picked up at Tarifa, after completing the treacherous two-hour journey across the Straits of Gibraltar.
It is understood that he boarded the ship at Tangiers in Morocco, and had planned to jump into the water as the ferry came close to land and swim to shore.
The desperate man, who was both shirtless and shoeless, then hoped to evade a border check point and illegally enter the country by climbing over a 10ft fence.
He was arrested by Spanish police and taken to an immigration detention centre, where he has been detained on suspicion of attempting to enter the country illegally.