May 17th, 2011
03:15 PM ET
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A routine border inspection turned into a bunch of bologna on Friday.

U.S. Customs and Border Protection in Santa Teresa, New Mexico, seized thirty-five rolls of contraband lunchmeat from a 33-year-old Ciudad Juarez resident.

The street value of the black-market bologna reportedly stacks up to about $2,700 and 4000 sandwiches worth. This is the largest bologna bust to date.

"This 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," Santa Teresa Port Director Grace Gomez told CNN affiliate KOAT. "...Some foods and agricultural products are prohibited because they can introduce disease and pests to the U.S. agricultural industry."

The sausage seizure came just days before the U.S. Department of Agriculture announced they were moving cattle inspections stateside due to increasing cartel violence in Mexico. Previously, beef was not allowed inside the U.S. unless it had already been inspected south of the border.

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  1. test site

    Aw, this was an incredibly good post. Taking the time and actual effort to make a top notch article... but what can I say... I hesitate a lot and don't manage to get nearly anything done. test site

    March 15, 2013 at 6:05 pm |
  2. win 7

    buy win 7 home.thank you.

    February 22, 2013 at 1:43 pm |
  3. Purina

    Who would want aged dead flesh anyway? Call it some fancy Italian name to disguise the decomposition
    of the old meat? Why don't you people just eat roadkill? Isn't that tasty enough for you?

    May 17, 2011 at 11:22 pm |
    • Horse Feathers

      I like the dead aged and rotten Kimchi. Nothing more vegan than that. Beer – decayed grain. Tofu – decayed coagulated soy bean. Sauerkraut – rotten cabbage. Real dill pickle – rotted cucumbers. Soy sauce – more rotten soybean. Decayed plants, hmmm hmmm good.

      May 18, 2011 at 2:17 am |
  4. JBJingles

    Black market bologna? Who knew... LOL

    May 17, 2011 at 6:24 pm |
  5. jillmarie

    A raid on bologna! Hysterical, just when you think you've heard everything!

    May 17, 2011 at 3:55 pm |
  6. Tazer

    Myyyyy bologna has a first name..... it's O-S-C-A-R.............

    May 17, 2011 at 3:35 pm |
    • AleeD@Tazer & Snowbunny

      Careful, Taze. Snowbunny may come after you .......... ;)

      May 17, 2011 at 3:52 pm |
    • Tazer

      Oh holy carp I forgot about that!!! HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAA

      May 17, 2011 at 3:56 pm |
    • I want da gold!

      My bologna has a first name too...I call it Frank.

      May 18, 2011 at 1:37 pm |
  7. Evil Grin

    Well at least it's not made of horse.

    Or is it?

    May 17, 2011 at 3:29 pm |
  8. Who dat be dat da gold!

    Iz canz haz cheeze bologna snamichz?

    May 17, 2011 at 3:27 pm |
  9. AleeD

    "Border patrol foils bologna smuggling attempts"

    LOL!!! That has got to be one of the funniest hooks I've read yet. Thanks for the afternoon chuckle!

    May 17, 2011 at 3:24 pm |
    • Jerkob

      Too funny! At one point did this sound worthy of national news? So glad someone thought it was, because I would much rather see reports like this than lame stuff on trump all day.

      May 17, 2011 at 5:13 pm |
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