Woman found in suitcase at US-Mexico border

2014-01-08 10:47
US-Mexico border near El Paso Texas. (Juan Carlos Llorca, AFP)

US-Mexico border near El Paso Texas. (Juan Carlos Llorca, AFP)

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Nogales - Authorities say a smuggling attempt at the US-Mexico border was thwarted when inspectors found a woman from Thailand inside a suitcase.

Customs and border protection agents discovered 48-year-old Pornkamol Mongkolsermsak while inspecting a vehicle entering the United States on 30 December.

Mongkolsermsak, from Bangkok, was hidden under clothing in the large suitcase in the back of the vehicle driven by a 56-year-old Phoenix man, whose name hasn't been released.

Customs and border protection spokesperson Victor Brabble said on Tuesday that Mongkolsermsak was being charged with re-entry after deportation.

Authorities didn't immediately know if she has a lawyer yet.

- AP
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