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At border: smuggler put man in suitcase

The Associated Press
Aspen, CO Colorado

EL PASO, Texas ” A man hiding in a suitcase and a driver have been detained by Customs and Border Protection officers after a failed smuggling attempt.

Authorities believe both men were headed for Denver.

The discovery came during a stop at the Paso del Norte port of entry on Tuesday.

The large suitcase was in the back seat of a car.

The driver, 42-year-old Martin Enriquez Hernandez of Denver, has been charged with alien smuggling.

The man in the suitcase, 26-year-old Jesus Ivan Payan Estrada of Chihuahua, Mexico, was taken into custody on re-entry after deportation charges.

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Customs officials said the man in the bag was 5-foot-7, and weighs about 160 pounds.

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