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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