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
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 checked...it's still there!