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Smuggled sausage found in diapers

Oct. 28, 2008 at 7:15 PM

HIDALGO, Texas, Oct. 28 (UPI) -- Authorities said a woman was fined for attempting to smuggle diaper-wrapped pork sausage across the Mexican border into Hidalgo, Texas.

U.S. Customs and Border Protection said the woman initially told officers Friday at the Hidalgo-Reynosa International Bridge that the diapers spotted in her car had been soiled by her baby, but a closer inspection found them to fountain nearly five and a half pounds of chorizo, The (McAllen, Texas) Monitor reported Tuesday.

"You would be surprised what people carry in their vehicles," said Felix Garza, a U.S. Customs and Border Protection spokesman.

Officers said the woman was fined $300 and released. The chorizo was confiscated.

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