(CNN) – U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officials inspecting the shipment at Washington Dulles International Airport found a standard item: three and a half pounds of batter.
In addition to the batter, the traveler also carried some of the forbidden herbs in his bag, including 12 pounds of tetraplura (a flowering plant from West Africa), turkey seeds (yellow-seeds). greens, lots of peas), and eggplants, officials said.
The plants were seized and destroyed, and the meat was turned over to the CDC for further review, the CBP said. The trip was canceled.
“Customs and Border Protection agricultural professionals have a very difficult time protecting the public, our nation’s agricultural industries, and our day -to -day economy against the spread of diseases. animals that can’t be carried in baggage, ”Daniel. Escobedo, CBP’s Area Port Director for the Port Area of Washington, DC, said in the release.
The bone marrow can be seen on the left side of this x-ray image of the passenger’s luggage.
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Despite these concerns, food security continues to grow due to food insecurity, among other issues.