U.S. border guard seizes 70 kilograms of bologna
American border officials say they seized 70 kilograms of Mexican bologna at the Texas border. (U.S. Customs and Border Patrol)
EL PASO, Texas -- No baloney: U.S. border agents seized approximately 70 kilograms of bologna from a driver entering the country from Mexico.
The U.S. Customs and Border Protection says in a news release that the driver told agents Thursday at the El Paso crossing that he had rolls of frozen turkey ham in his pickup truck. Upon further inspection, though, the agents determined that it was Mexican bologna, which is made of pork.
The agency says the driver was released but the bologna was seized and destroyed. It says bologna can't be carried across the border because it could introduce foreign animal diseases to the domestic pork industry.