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If you opened the suitcase what would you expect to find? Mainly clothes, right? US border police did find clothes in the suitcase when they opened it, but ... 

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Guess what was in this suitcase. /U.S. Customs and Border Protection photos

Suitcase surprise

This is a photo of a suitcase in the back of a Honda SUV at the border between the United States and Mexico.

The car was coming into the United States.

If you opened the suitcase what would you expect to find? Mainly clothes, right?

US border police did find clothes in the suitcase when they opened it, but they were being worn by a Thai woman named Pornkamol Mongkolsermsak.

She was trying to sneak in the United States with a 56-year-old man who was driving the car.

Surprise! It's Pornkamol Mongkolsermsak

She had been deported from the country 10 days before.

Adapted from agency stories

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Vocabulary:

border: the official line separating two areas, regions or countries - เขตแดน อาณาเขต

customs: the place at a port, airport or border where travellers' bags are looked at to find out if any goods are being carried illegally - ด่านศุลกากร

deport: to send someone out of a country, usually because they do not have a legal right to be there - เนรเทศออกจากประเทศ, ส่งตัวกลับประเทศ

sneak: (past: snuck) to go somewhere secretly, trying to avoid being seen - เดินหลบ,เดินลับ ๆ ล่อ ๆ

suitcase: a case with flat sides and a handle, used for carrying clothes, etc. when you are travelling - กระเป๋าเดินทาง

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