Hmmm. Is there a bologna shortage I’m not aware of? Is Mexican bologna somehow a higher grade of meat than American? And why would someone need 227 lbs of the stuff unless they were selling it on the bologna black market? Stories like this offer up more questions that answers, don’t you think? According to the US Customs Border Protection website, Field Operations officers and agriculture specialists working at the El Paso port of entry seized 23 rolls of Mexican bologna from a female driver attempting to enter the country with 227 pounds of tubed meat under the floor mats of her car.
When asked by the officers if she was bringing any fruits, vegetables or meat products across the border, the woman said “No,” she certainly was not. Of all the nerve. Upon further inspection it was revealed that she hadn’t been telling the truth, the meat was seized and destroyed, and she was given a $1,000 civil penalty.
Mexican bologna, the site reminds us, 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.
Still, seems like a lot of meat to toss when they could have donated it to a nearby food bank or orphanage.