EL PASO (CBSDFW.COM) – More than 200 pounds of unclaimed contraband bologna was seized at the U.S.-Mexico border this week, CBS News reports.
According to officials, a woman was driving into the U.S. through the Paso Del Norte crossing when she told U.S. Customs and Border Protection agents that she wasn’t carrying any fruits, vegetables, meat or other contraband.READ MORE: Mesquite Police Identify Officer Killed In Shooting, Vigil To Be Held Sunday
Officials said they found 227 pounds of Mexican bologna stashed under floor mats in the vehicle after she told agents she was carrying sausage.READ MORE: No. 3 Cincinnati Claims AAC Crown, Possible Playoff Spot
The woman was fined $1,000, according to officials.
According to border protection, bologna is considered contraband because of its potential to introduce foreign diseases into the U.S. pork industry.MORE NEWS: Pelicans Take Revenge On Mavs And Win 107-91 After Blowout Loss, Luka Out With Ankle Problems
Officials said they seized 30 rolls of Mexican bologna at the port of entry in Santa Teresa, New Mexico back in May.