Officers with U.S. Customs and Border Safety introduced that their agriculture specialists seized prohibited meat merchandise on the U.S.-Mexico border. Customs brokers seized 243 kilos of prohibited pork bologna in two separate and unrelated incidents.
“Pork merchandise have the potential to introduce international animal illnesses that may have devastating results on the U.S. economic system and agricultural trade,” says Director of Discipline Operations Hector Mancha.
Officers seized 55 kilos of pork merchandise on January 13, 2022, and one other 188 kilos of bologna on January 21, 2022.
The El-Paso Herald-Publish says each the USDA and Division of Homeland Safety are working to guard American agriculture towards the introduction of pests and illnesses at our nation’s ports of entry. Officers add that undeclared, prohibited agriculture objects will get confiscated and may end up in a big civil penalty for failure to declare on the border. The bologna was seized and destroyed by CBP brokers per USDA laws.