Arizona man busted smuggling Thai woman in suitcase over Mexico-U.S. border

A Phoenix man has been busted trying to smuggle a Thai woman from Mexico into the U.S. inside his suitcase.

The 56-year-old, who has not been named, was stopped by Customs and Border Protection officials at a Nogales Port of Entry, in Arizona, on Dec. 30.

ABC reports that officers removed and unzipped a suitcase that had been spotted in the back of his Honda SUV.

Inside they found a 48-year-old Thai national desperately trying to hide underneath a huge pile of clothes.

Patrol spokeswoman Edith Serrano said the man was turned over to Immigration and Customs Enforcement, which is now handling the case. The woman was also taken into custody. She faces re-entry after deportation charges.

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