Sunday, May 22, 2011

Guess There Is A Market For It...!

I guess that there is a reason why someone would attempt to smuggle something like this across the border!

I have to admit, I didn't realize there was that big a market for this product! Always seems to be a way to try and make an illegal buck, but maybe it's the just the trying to beat the system that makes folks try and do this!

This seems to be a little crazy to me, but lately everything seems to be a little crazy! It appears that the whole damn world is a little nuts!

385 pounds of bologna hidden in pickup

May. 17, 2011 09:48 AM
Associated Press

SANTA TERESA, N.M. - It wasn't drugs or human trafficking but illegal bologna that caught the attention of border agents at a New Mexico port of entry.

U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at Santa Teresa seized 385 pounds of the Mexican contraband meat from behind the seat of a pickup that stopped at the port on Friday.

It's illegal to bring the bologna across the border because it's made of pork and has the potential to introduce foreign animal diseases into the U.S. pork industry.

The 33-year-old Mexican man who was transporting the meat was assessed a $1,000 fine and released.

Usually officers see one or two rolls of bologna - not 35 as in this case. Officials say it was the largest bologna bust ever recorded at the Santa Teresa crossing.

Now, don't get me wrong! I like bologna, but then, I like Spam! I don't like either of them enough to try and smuggle them into the country. If I were going to smuggle either, it would be out of the country and not into it!

I've never tried the kind south of the border, but I have a hard time believing that Mexican bologna is better than bologna made in the U.S. I might be wrong, but I don't want to make a taste test to find out!

How about some fresh coffee on the patio? I's still there!


Anonymous said...

I doubt it can be that much cheaper too, so that it would give any profit making it worth smuggling :-) :-)

Have a great day!

Gorges Smythe said...

The guy probably just wanted a taste of home when he came back form his illegal job each day!

Sixbears said...

There's a type of soft cheese smuggled down here from Quebec. It's very tasty but illegal in this country. For anyone of French Canadian background, it's a taste of home.

JoJo said...

I guess they don't like Oscar.
Oh well they say there is no accounting for taste. :(D
Glad the patio is still there so pass the pot please.

HermitJim said...

Hey Christer...
Doesn't seem like it would be worthwhile, does it? Strange stuff for sure!

Thanks, buddy, for coming by today!

Hey Gorges...
Of course! That's it! Don't know why I didn't think of that!

I guess we can be glad it wasn't drugs or something like that!

Thanks for coming by, my friend!

Hey Sixbears...
You know, I guess it goes on all over...but I never even thought of food smuggling as being that big a problem!

Too naive for my own good, I reckon!

Many thanks for coming by today!

Hey JoJo...
Hope ol' Oscar doesn't get his feelings hurt!

Seems like it's always something!

Thanks, sweetie, for coming by today!

Dizzy-Dick said...

If it had only been a small amount, he could have just eaten the evidence. But 385 pounds, no way.

IanH said...

Now, I wonder which of the border guards likes bologna enough to deprive a poor worker of his lunch?

HermitJim said...

Hey DD...
I'm thinking that it is a large pile of bologna to eat at one sitting and in a hurry! Even for me!

Thanks for coming by today!

Hey IanH...
All I can say is...that's going to make a very large sandwich!

Wonder how much bread you need for 385 pounds of bologna?

Thanks, my friend, for the visit today!

Anonymous said...

Or maybe he was a not too bright coyote trying to smuggle 3 illegals across the border??

Dirt Dobber