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Woman lucky to be alive after police found her inside closed suitcase in car

By Mason White 2:38 PM January 9, 2014
The woman curled up in a suitcase 

By: Debbi Gross
Authorities were surprised to find a woman curled up inside a closed suitcase in a vehicle.

The woman was inside the suitcase in a sport utility vehicle at a border crossing in Nogales, Arizona.

The Thai woman tried to cross the U.S. border from Mexico, by curling up inside the suitcase.

Lots of clothes were dumped on top of her in attempt to hide her.

However, her plan did not work as officials discovered her while she was crossing the border.

“Rarely do we see something like this. You can imagine the surprise of the border officers when they found the woman stuffed in a suitcase,” Edith Serrano, a spokesperson for U.S. Customs and Border Protection, said.

The Honda SUV was actually driven by a man, 56, of Phoenix, Arizona.

The driver and his hidden passenger, were turned over to the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, according to Serrano.