EL PASO, Texas – This week they seized more than 200 pounds of bologna of unclaimed contraband at the US border. UU With Mexico, reports KDBC-TV, affiliate of CBS.
A woman driving to the United States through the Paso Del Norte intersected when she told Customs and Border Protection (CBP) agents that she did not bring fruits, vegetables, meat or other contraband, authorities said.
He then told officers that he had sausages and authorities said they found 227 pounds of Mexican mortadella hidden under floor mats in the vehicle.
Officials said the woman was fined $ 1,000.
Bologna is considered contraband because of its potential to introduce foreign diseases into the US pork industry, according to the PFC.
In May, authorities said they confiscated 30 rolls of Mexican bologna at the port of entry in Santa Teresa, New Mexico.
Santa Teresa interim port director Jesse Proctor said at the time that travelers can avoid fines by "declaring all the agricultural items that import from Mexico." 19659008] © 2017 CBS Interactive Inc. All rights reserved.[ad_2]