NOGALES, Ariz. (AP) -- Authorities say a smuggling attempt at the U.S.-Mexico border was thwarted when inspectors found a woman from Thailand inside a suitcase.
Customs and Border Protection agents discovered the 48-year-old woman (Pornkamol Mongkolsermsak) while inspecting a Honda SUV entering the United States on Dec. 30 in Nogales, Ariz.
The woman 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.
A Customs and Border Protection spokesman says the woman is being charged with re-entry after deportation.
Authorities didn't immediately know if she has a lawyer yet.