Nogales - Authorities say a smuggling attempt at the US-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 vehicle entering the United States on 30 December.
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 spokesperson Victor Brabble said on Tuesday that Mongkolsermsak was being charged with re-entry after deportation.
Authorities didn't immediately know if she has a lawyer yet.