A prisoner in Mexico made headlines around the world when his wife tried to smuggle him to freedom by hiding him in her suitcase. Since 2007, Juan Ramirez Tijerina has been serving a 20-year sentence for illegal weapons possession. After a conjugal visit, his common-law wife, Maria del Mar Arjona, tried to leave the prison while dragging a suitcase that guards said looked unusually heavy. When guards inspected the bag, they found Ramirez inside, in the fetal position. Cesar Manuel Castilla, a spokesman for the town of Chetumal, said, "We have three inspection stations at the prison, and he was caught in the first one. In any case, she would have been asked to open the suitcase for inspection at the third and last inspection station. I don't know what they were thinking."