Border agents seize 154 pounds of bologna at Texas crossing


This is the old fencing that existed at Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument in Arizona in September. It has since been replaced by a 30-foot-tall steel wall with 4-inch bollard slats spaced 6-inches apart. (Border Report Photo/Sandra Sanchez)

EL PASO, Texas (AP) — No baloney: U.S. border agents seized more than 150 pounds 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 154 pounds of 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.

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