facebook
twitter
rss
account
search
search
 

Custom agents seize 230 pounds of cheese

Jan. 9, 2013 at 12:03 PM   |   Comments

SANTA TERESA, N.M., Jan. 9 (UPI) -- Customs agents seized 230 pounds of cheese from a pickup truck entering the United States at a New Mexico border crossing, agency officials said.

The cheese was inside three ice chests in the back of a vehicle driven by a man from Aurora, Colo., The El Paso (Texas) Times reported Wednesday.

Customs said the amount of cheese in the shipment was too much for personal use and large enough to be deemed a commercial import.

Officials did not disclose the type of cheese that was seized but it appeared to be the kind used in popular Mexican recipes.

The cheese was destroyed and the driver fined $300.

© 2013 United Press International, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Any reproduction, republication, redistribution and/or modification of any UPI content is expressly prohibited without UPI's prior written consent.
Most Popular
1
Russia prepares militarization of Arctic Russia prepares militarization of Arctic
2
Freedom variant LCS takes to water Freedom variant LCS takes to water
3
New Pa. law aimed at Mumia Abu-Jamal allows lawsuits against inmates New Pa. law aimed at Mumia Abu-Jamal allows lawsuits against inmates
4
Christian minister helps two lesbian couples sue Mississipi over same-sex marriage ban Christian minister helps two lesbian couples sue Mississipi over same-sex marriage ban
5
Liberals and conservatives get their news from different sources Liberals and conservatives get their news from different sources
Trending News
Around the Web
x
Feedback