Woman caught at US border hiding in suitcase

2014-01-10 10:34
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Nogales - You know how people always joke about jumping into someone's suitcase to join a trip?

Well, one woman (or possibly her pimp) thought it would be a great way to sneak across the border between Mexico and the US, but sadly got caught out. 

CNN reports that the woman, a Thai national named Pornkamol Mongkolsermsak, was discovered on 30 December when officials pulled the car she was travelling in over for an inspection. 

They opened up one of the suitcases in the vehicle and found the 48-year-old woman hidden underneath some clothing.

Mongkolsermsak was charged with re-entry after deportation. 
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