Woman Found in Suitcase At U.S. Border Crossing

Wednesday, Jan 8, 2014  |  Updated 2:48 PM EDT
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Woman Found in Suitcase At U.S. Border Crossing

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A Monday, Dec. 30, 2013, photo released by the U.S. Customs and Border Protection shows a woman found inside a suitcase in a smuggling attempt at the U.S.-Mexico border. U.S. Customs and Border Protection agents discovered the 48-year-old woman while inspecting a Honda SUV entering the United States on Dec. 30. in Nogales, Ariz. She was hidden under clothing in the large suitcase in the back of the vehicle driven by a 56-year-old Phoenix man.

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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 48-year-old Pornkamol Mongkolsermsak while inspecting a Honda SUV entering the United States on Dec. 30 in Nogales, Ariz.

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 spokesman Victor Brabble said Tuesday that Mongkolsermsak was being charged with re-entry after deportation.

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

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