Thai woman found hiding inside suitcase

Last updated 14:53 09/01/2014
Woman in suitcase
Reuters

EXCESS BAGGAGE: The woman hiding in a suitcase discovered by US Customs and Border Protection on the Mexico border.

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A Thai woman has been caught trying to sneak into the United States from Mexico while curled up inside a suitcase in a sport-utility vehicle at a border crossing in Nogales, Arizona, a US border protection official.

"Rarely do we see something like this. You can imagine the (border) officers' surprise when they came upon this woman crammed inside a suitcase, but there she was," said Edith Serrano, a spokeswoman for US Customs and Border Protection.

The woman was discovered on the morning of December 30, 2013 in a Honda SUV driven by a 56-year-old Phoenix man, but US Customs and Border Protection first announced the stop on Monday.

The Thai woman, who was in a soft-sided suitcase under a pile of clothes, was turned over to US Immigration and Customs Enforcement, said Serrano, as was the driver of the SUV, which was seized.

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