Customs and Border Safety (CBP) Agriculture Specialists found the haul at round 6:00 a.m. on Aug. 26. The person, a 20-year-old United States citizen, was carrying 320 kilos of pork bologna and 30 kilos of turkey ham within the backseat of a 2012 Honda Odyssey.
A border agent ordered a secondary inspection because of the driver’s damaging declaration for carrying meals, because the agent believed he may see the poorly hidden meat merchandise, a CBP press release mentioned.
A subsequent search of the automobile discovered the meat, which was bundled in 31 rolls of bologna and a couple of rolls of ham underneath blankets underneath the seats and inside a duffel bag.
The driving force admitted that he meant to resell the meat within the U.S., which incurred a $1,000 high quality and seizure of the merchandise.
“With the latest detection of the African Swine Fever within the Dominican Republic, it is crucial that no pork merchandise are introduced into the U.S.” mentioned CBP El Paso Director of Discipline Operations Hector Mancha. “Pork merchandise have the potential to introduce international animal ailments that may be detrimental to our agriculture trade.”
The CBP subsequently destroyed the meat.