Woman accused of trying to smuggle chicharrones across border

2013-04-03T12:22:00Z Woman accused of trying to smuggle chicharrones across borderArizona Daily Star Arizona Daily Star

Border agents used to intercepting massive loads of drugs and piles of money busted a woman with unusual contraband — chicharrones.

The pork treats were found wrapped in a towel and stuffed inside a cereal box Monday as the woman tried to drive across the Mariposa port of entry in Nogales, U.S. Customs and Border Protection said in a news release.

The woman had told officers she had nothing to declare, but an agriculture canine sniffed out the concealed meat.

The pork was destroyed and the woman was fined.

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