New Mexico border officers seized 277 pounds of “prohibited” meat at the Mexican border on Sunday.
U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers stopped a vehicle at around 6:30 p.m. at the Santa Teresa Port of Entry. A vehicle inspection revealed 30 rolls of pork bologna hidden beneath floor mats and car seats.
The driver was a U.S. citizen from Sunland Park, New Mexico.
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Bologna containing pork products is prohibited from entering the U.S. due to possible foreign animal diseases, according to the CBP.
The driver was given a $1,000 fine for the smuggled meat, KPHO reported.
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Officials previously seized 22 rolls of bologna – totaling almost 200 pounds – during a search at the Mexican border just two weeks ago.