A man has been charged with smuggling after a Vietnamese child was found inside a suitcase at the Port of Dover.
The boy, believed to be aged 16, was taken to hospital in a life threatening condition following his discovery by UK Border Force officials at about 20:30 BST on Wednesday.
Andrei Iancu, 20, from Buzau in Romania, was charged with attempting to smuggle a person into the UK.
He remains in custody and is due to appear before Medway magistrates later.
The suitcase was found in the boot of a silver Skoda Octavia stopped at a search area for vehicles arriving in the UK from France.
Kent Police said the boy’s condition has since improved.