A person was fined $500 for trying to smuggle 194 pounds of Mexican bologna throughout the southern border, federal authorities mentioned.
The 49-year-old New Mexico resident was caught by authorities at the Columbus port of entry at about eight a.m. Sunday, in accordance to Customs and Border Safety.
CBP agriculture specialists working the crossing discovered 22 rolls of contraband bologna inside the man’s 2019 Nissan Rogue.
Bologna can’t be introduced throughout the border because it’s made out of pork and may probably introduce international animal illnesses to the US pork business, CBP mentioned.
Authorities confiscated and destroyed the black-market meat.
“It is vital that vacationers perceive they need to declare all gadgets they’re transporting from overseas to keep away from fines and penalties,” mentioned CBP Columbus Port Director Tony Corridor.
“A correctly declared prohibited merchandise may be deserted at the port with out consequence.”