Denver Man Arrested for Trying to Smuggle an Illegal Immigrant in a Suitcase

By: AP Email
By: AP Email

El Paso, Texas (AP)-A Denver man, and another man hiding in a
suitcase, have been detained by customs officers in El Paso, Texas
after a failed border-smuggling attempt.

Authorities believe both men were headed for Denver. The
discovery came during a stop at the Paso Del Norte Port
of Entry.

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 charges of
re-entry after deportation.

Customs officials say the man in the suitcase is 5-foot-7, and
weighs about 160 pounds.

The incident happened early Tuesday.

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