Border agents seized 132 pounds of illegal Mexican bologna this week, officials announced Thursday.
The seizure was made about 8:30 a.m. Tuesday at the El Paso border crossing, according to a press release.
The driver of a Chevrolet pickup truck initially told officers he wasn’t hauling any agriculture products. But during a secondary inspection of the truck, the driver admitted he was trying to bring 12 rolls of bologna into the country.
“The bologna is a prohibited product because it is made from pork and has the potential for introducing foreign animal diseases to the U.S. pork industry,” the press release said.
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Agents sent the driver back to Mexico and burned the bologna.