Meat news: A man was caught trying to smuggle 350 pounds of meat across the U.S.-Mexico border
· · Sep 4, 2021 ·

We all know of the considerable quantities of drugs that make their way across the U.S.-Mexico border every year, but some smugglers are a cut above the rest:

U.S. Customs and Border Protection Agriculture Specialists assigned to the Paso Del Norte Border Crossing seized 320 pounds of pork bologna and 30 pounds of turkey ham Thursday.

The discovery was made shortly after 6:00 a.m., when a 20-year-old United States citizen, resident of El Paso, Texas, presented himself for inspection. A CBP officer observed what appeared to be meat products hidden in the back seat of a 2012 Honda Odyssey driven by the individual.

A negative declaration for fruits, meats, vegetables, meats, plants, and live animals was obtained by the CBP officer who then referred the vehicle for a secondary inspection. A search of the vehicle by Agriculture Specialists resulted in the discovery of 31 rolls of bologna and 2 rolls of turkey ham concealed under blankets, under the seats, center console, and inside a duffel bag. The individual admitted the bologna was for resale in the U.S. The individual was issued a $1,000 civil penalty and the products were seized and destroyed by CBP.

There's bold. There's drug-smuggling bold. Then there's "smuggle a cool 350 pounds of lunch meat in your mom's minivan" bold. This guy had it.

Seriously, though, they had to destroy all that meat? They couldn't have even fed it to the drug-sniffing dogs or something? Seems like a waste of perfectly good turkey ham.

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