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Posted: December 02, 2017

Border patrol confiscates 227 pounds of prohibited Mexican bologna

Border Patrol displays the rolls of seized Mexican bologna.
U.S. Customs and Border Protection
Border Patrol displays the rolls of seized Mexican bologna.

By Joy Johnston, Cox Media Group National Content Desk

EL PASO, Texas —

Border patrol agents in El Paso discovered a meaty surprise under the floorboards of a car Wednesday.

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Officers confiscated 23 rolls of Mexican bologna weighing a total of 227 pounds, according to the U.S. Customs and Border Protection news release. The rolls of Chimex Salchicha are prohibited because it contains pork and could potentially introduce foreign animal diseases to the U.S. pork industry, according to the news release.

The driver of the car initially denied having any meat or meat products, then admitting that she had the bologna product in her vehicle. The bologna was removed by agricultural specialists and destroyed. The driver was assessed a $1,000 civil penalty.

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