A 56-year-old Pheonix man has been arrested after authorities found a Thai woman stuffed inside his suitcase as part of a border smuggling attempt.
U.S. Customs and Border Protection officials said on Monday that officers stopped the man to inspect his Honda SUV at the Port of Nogales, the major Point of Entry in Arizona at the Mexico and United States border
Customs and Border Patrol spokeswoman Edith Serrano said officers removed a suitcase in the back of the vehicle
This photo, released by the U.S. Customs and Border Protection, shows a woman trying to hide inside a suitcase in a smuggling attempt at the U.S.-Mexico border.
The 48-year-old Thai national was in a car driven by a 56-year-old Pheonix man. Both are in custody
Zipped up inside they found a 48-year-old Thai national.
She had attempted to hide underneath a pile of clothes.
Serrano said the man was turned over to Immigration and Customs Enforcement who is now handling the case.