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'This Bologna Has a First Name, It's S-E-I-Z-E-D'

Border officers have a little fun after woman busted smuggling 227 pounds of Mexican bologna into US
By Michael Harthorne,  Newser Staff
Posted Dec 2, 2017 5:04 PM CST

(Newser) – What a load of baloney! Seriously, it was a lot of bologna. CBS4 reports US Customs and Border Protection officers stopped a woman Wednesday morning after she was discovered attempting to smuggle 227 pounds of "contraband" Mexican bologna into the US via the Paso Del Norte border crossing in Texas. Officials say the woman initially claimed not to have any banned products, like meat or fruit, only to admit to carrying "salchicha" during a second round of questioning.

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Officers found 23 rolls of Mexican bologna hidden under the floor mats of the woman's car. According to a press release, bologna isn't allowed into the US because it's made from pork and could be carrying foreign animal diseases. The woman was fined $1,000, and Customs and Border Protection quipped on Twitter: "This bologna has a first name it’s S-E-I-Z-E-D." The Dallas Morning News reports the woman isn't alone in her sausage smuggling. Earlier this year, officials in New Mexico stopped a man trying to bring 30 rolls of Mexican bologna into the US. (Read more Customs and Border Protection stories.)

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