Thursday, January 09, 2014

Thai woman found hiding in suitcase at US-Mexico border

US Customs and Border Protection officers inspecting the vehicle of a Phoenix man on his way back into the United States found a Thai woman in the man's suitcase.

According to a CBP spokeswoman, the 56-year-old Phoenix resident, whose name wasn't released, was driving back into the country through the port of entry in Nogales.

Officers selected the man and his Honda SUV for further inspection. In the lone suitcase in the back, officers found a 48-year-old Thai national zipped up inside.

The woman, identified as Pornkamol Mongkolsermsak, had been "denied admission, excluded, deported, and removed from the United States" through Los Angeles just 10 days earlier, according to the documents. A CBP spokewoman says the man's vehicle was seized.

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