16 May, 2017 @ 16:21
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Professional footballer arrested for allegedly smuggling illegal immigrant into Spain

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football-migrantA PROFESSIONAL footballer has been arrested after allegedly smuggling an illegal immigrant into Spain. 

Ismael ‘Maruja’ Abdelah (pictured right), from third-division club AD Ceuta, has been temporarily suspended after allegedly dressing an immigrant in a team tracksuit and bringing him aboard a ferry that was crossing the Mediterranean to the mainland.

The club has said that as they were crossing the Med for a match on Sunday, a coach discovered ‘the player helping an illegal immigrant cross to the (Iberian) peninsula’.

It added that it called the police, and ‘believes in the presumption of innocence of the player.’

Laurence Dollimore

Laurence has a BA and MA in International Relations and a Gold Standard diploma in Multi-Media journalism from News Associates in London. He has almost a decade of experience and previously worked as a senior reporter for the Mail Online in London.

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