Two women traveling from Mongolia were stopped at Washington Dulles International Airport during a routine agriculture inspection and were found to be smuggling 13 lbs of horse genitals into the country.
That was in addition to the 42 pounds of OTHER kinds of horse meat they had, as well as 2 litres of Yak milk.
Horse meat, of course, is prohibited from entering the United States unless accompanied by an official government certification from the country or government where it originated. Otherwise, it’s considered “unknown ruminant meat” and seized to prevent the spread of foot and mouth disease.
“Customs and Border Protection takes no pleasure in seizing and destroying travelers’ food products,” Wayne Biondi, CBP port director for the Area Port of Washington Dulles, said in the release. “We’re in the business of protecting America’s agriculture industries, like the livestock industry, from the potential introduction of animal diseases posed by these unpermitted food products.”
The women claimed the genitals were for medicinal purposes, and would cure the H1N1 (swine) virus.
They were not arrested, but the products were incinerated. (via HuffPo)