PHOENIX -- A Phoenix man is accused of trying to smuggle a woman into the United States in his suitcase.
On Monday, Dec. 30, U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at the Port of Nogales stopped a 56-year-old Phoenix man for inspection of his Honda SUV. The man was traveling from Mexico to the U.S.
When officers opened a suitcase in the back of the man's vehicle, they found a 48-year-old female Thai national underneath some clothing.
Officers seized the vehicle. The suspect was turned over to ICE, and faces human smuggling charges.