Woman charged for attempting to smuggle eggs across border
Web Producer: Jackie Kent
TUCSON (KGUN9-TV) - A woman was charged $300 for attempting to smuggle eggs across the border.
According to a news release, Maria Dolores De Arce Aguirre was fined after U.S. Border and Customs Protection found one dozen undeclared duck eggs situated in between her clothes in a bag she attempted to transport through the Port of San Luis. The eggs were destroyed as part of port procedure.
"The agriculture specialists are commended for their hard work in this particular penalty-seizure," Acting Port Director Robert L. Schroeder said. "They have once again protected our agriculture, natural resources and U.S. economy."
Egg products from areas affected by Exotic Newcastle Disease and Highly Pathogenic Influenza are barred from being transported across the border, according to U.S. Customs and Border Protection.
For information regarding items that can be transported into the United States, visit the "Restricted/Prohibited" section of the CBP website at http://www.cbp.gov.