Americas & Beyond | November 2009
|Mexican Woman Found Hiding in Suitcase|
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November 19, 2009
McAllen, Texas — Customs inspectors in Laredo caught a 31-year-old Mexican woman trying to enter the U.S. hidden inside a suitcase.
|The fastest time to escape a zipped suitcase was 7.04 seconds achieved by Leslie Tipton (USA) on 31 May 2008 in Los Angeles, California, USA, during Book Expo America. (John Wright/Guinness World Records)|
Customs and Border Protection says on Thursday it arrested 29-year-old Maria Candelaria Moreno, from Milwaukee, Wis. She was driving a Ford Explorer. Also arrested was Ricardo Moreno Esparza, a passenger who's a Mexican citizen.
They were charged with aiding and abetting an illegal entry.
The woman hidden in the suitcase in their vehicle was processed for expedited return to Mexico. Officials didn't have any details on the unidentified woman's size but said after she was taken out of the suitcase, she had an elevated temperature and received medical services.