Undeclared duck eggs were found hidden in a woman's luggage Friday when she tried to cross into the U.S. at the Port of San Luis by Customs and Border Protection agriculture specialists.
Maria Dolores De Arce Aguirre was using the pedestrian lane to cross into the U.S. when CBP found 12 duck eggs wrapped in a bag hidden in the middle of her clothes, Acting Port Director Robert Schroeder said. Aguirre was fined $300.
All eggs and egg products coming from regions affected by Exotic Newcastle Disease (END) or Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza (HPAI) are prohibited in the U.S. even if the item is for personal consumption.
CBP said it encourages all travelers to have an understanding of what products are allowed to enter the U.S. regarding fruits, meats, dairy/poultry and firewood. Travelers need to also be aware of the difference between items that are restricted versus prohibited in the U.S. You can learn about both by visiting http://www.cbp.gov/.
CBP officers are allowed to inspect personal belongings including luggage, vehicles, and personal searches without a search warrant.
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