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Posted: Tuesday, January 7, 2014 1:03 pm | Updated: 1:56 pm, Tue Jan 7, 2014.

A 56-year-old Phoenix man recently attempted to smuggle a Thai woman into the states in a suitcase at the Nogales Port of Entry, according to authorities.

U.S. Customs and Border Protection agents at the Port of Nogales discovered a 48-year-old Thai national hidden beneath clothing and zipped shut in a suitcase on Dec. 30 in the back of a Phoenix man’s Honda SUV, according to Edith Serrano, a Customs and Border Protection spokeswoman.

Both the woman and alleged smuggler were taken into custody.

Border patrol agents also stopped smugglers this past week from moving ammunition and drugs across the border, Serrano said.

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