Undeclared duck eggs seized at Arizona border
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CREATED Nov. 1, 2012
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SAN LUIS, Ariz. (AP) - Drugs apparently aren't the only contraband confiscated at the southern Arizona border.
U.S. Customs and Border Protection officials said Wednesday that a woman has been fined $300 for attempting to sneak a dozen duck eggs past officers in San Luis near Yuma.
An agriculture specialist found the undeclared duck eggs hidden in a clothes bag the woman was carrying through the pedestrian lane of the San Luis port of entry. The woman was coming from Mexico.
Authorities say the eggs were destroyed as per port policy.
CBP officials say eggs and egg products from regions affected by Exotic Newcastle Disease and Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza remain prohibited regardless if those items are for personal consumption.
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