Seven migrants were caught by customs officers after wrapping themselves in aluminium foil in an attempt to evade x-ray detection.
The undocumented Iraqi migrants were stopped at Pendik port in Istanbul, Turkey, after workers spotted suspicious shapes on the x-rays.
During a search of a truck carrying car parts to Italy, their hands and feet were then seen sticking out of the foil.
The migrants and the lorry driver were subsequently detained.
Since the start of Syria’s civil war, Turkey has become a main route for migrants trying to cross into Europe.