Agents Seize Hundreds of Pounds of Illegal Disease Spreading Mexican Bologna in El Paso


EL PASO, Texas – U.S. Customs and Border Protection Agriculture Specialists assigned to the Paso Del Norte and Ysleta border crossings seized 243 pounds of prohibited pork bologna on two separate unrelated incidents.

Illegal Alien Bologna Seized in El Paso (Contributed/CBP)

Illegal Alien Bologna Seized in El Paso (Contributed/CBP)

The first discovery was made on Jan. 13, at the Paso Del Norte border crossing when a 40-year-old U.S. citizen resident of Albuquerque, New Mexico, presented himself for inspection via vehicle. After obtaining a negative declaration for fruits, vegetables, and meat products, the driver was referred for a secondary agriculture inspection. During the secondary inspection, CBP Agriculture Specialists discovered five rolls of Mexican bologna hidden under bags of chips, the trunk compartment and under the seats of the SUV. A total of 55 pounds of bologna were discovered. The driver informed CBP Agriculture Specialists that he resells the bologna in the U.S. for almost double the price he pays for them in Mexico.

The second discovery was made at the Ysleta border crossing on Jan. 21, when a 40-year-old U.S. citizen resident of Pueblo West, Colorado, presented herself for inspection via vehicle. The driver gave a negative declaration to the primary CBP Officer who referred the vehicle for a secondary inspection. During the secondary inspection, a CBPO Officer discovered a roll of Mexican bologna. A CBP Agriculture Specialist was called to assist with the inspection and a total of 19 rolls weighing 188 pounds of bologna were discovered under the rear back seat, inside duvet cover liners, and comingled with luggage. 

Both individuals were issued civil penalties of $1,000 for failure to declare commercial quantities of bologna. The bologna was seized and destroyed by CBP per USDA regulations.

 “Pork products have the potential to introduce foreign animal diseases that can have devastating effects to the U.S. economy and to our agriculture industry,” said Director Field Operations Hector A. Mancha. “We ask travelers to declare any items acquired abroad so we can prevent the introduction of potentially harmful products.”

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ME Someone, Fri, 01/28/2022 - 14:44

Another great job by Biden's Border Patrol that republicans won't thank them for or give them credit for.

Also, this through a port of entry, proving yet again the wall is useless.

CGM5, Fri, 01/28/2022 - 17:00

The wall can't stop all illegal aliens by itself. Electronic surveillance can't stop all illegal aliens by itself. The Border Patrol can't stop all illegal aliens by itself. To stop illegal aliens you need to use all the tools available. Of course the wall would do it's job but, first the democrats would need to do their job and we all know that's not going to happen. 

ME Someone, Sat, 01/29/2022 - 00:59

What specifically are they NOT doing? Why can you people never point to the specific policies or actions that you are referring to?

The truth that republicans do not want anyone to know is that Biden is still using all of trumps policies for the border and has even defended those policies in court. The only real policy he ended was for the wall, which trump illegally use money for (in fact deemed "unconstitutional") and has been proven not to work anyway as most smuggling and crossings happen at legal ports of entry.

Also remember trump had his own "border crisis" in 2019 that was only slowed because of covid, and the current one started under trump's presidency in september of 2020, both facts which republicans fail to mention and ignore.

Good job CGM, you melted the little snowflake again.

Look at all the narrative news site links me so posted(:(:(:

ME Someone, Sat, 01/29/2022 - 17:47

You got me, you "Owned a demolib", since that is all you ever really care about.

I love it when you people show your true colors.

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