Italian police find five-year-old Afghan boy hidden in suitcase of "family friend taking him to Germany"

Italian police find five-year-old Afghan boy hidden in suitcase of ‘family friend taking him to Germany’ Assim's journey may have lasted three monthsHe is believed to be from central Afghanistan | UPDATED: 15:20 GMT, 20 December 2012 Anything to declare Undocumented boy is believed to be from the Hazara ethnic group, central Afghanistan A five-year-old Afghan boy has been found hidden in the suitcase of a man getting off a ferry in Venice. Ali Shaker, 35, of Afghanistan, told Italian police after disembarking from a ferry from Greece, that he was a family friend who was taking the boy to see relatives in Germany on behalf of the boy's parents