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    Ok which one of you's was traveling w/ snake food?

    too bad Customs confiscated it tho! he's gonna have to pay for that shipping next time.

    story here: https://chicago.suntimes.com/news/20...ms-swine-fever
    Rat meat seized from passenger arriving at O’Hare
    The man declared the 32 pounds of meat to customs officials after his flight arrived from the Ivory Coast.

    A man tried to import several pounds of African rat meat in the U.S. after flying into O’Hare International Airport.

    The man declared the 32 pounds of meat to customs officials June 26 when his flight arrived from the Ivory Coast, according to Steve Bansbach, spokesman for the Chicago office of U.S. Customs and Border Protection.

    The meat was confiscated and destroyed, Bansbach said. The man did not face a fine and continued on his journey.

    “He was forthcoming with it,” Bansbach said. “When he arrived, he claimed it and we inspected it. We try to educate people like him so it doesn’t happen next time.”

    Customs officials prohibit the entry of African meats to prevent the spread of diseases, Bansbach said.

    On an average day, border agents confiscate and destroy about 4,500 prohibited meat, plant or animal products, according to the CBP numbers from 2018.
    and here: https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/us/cu...ort/ar-AADNFsA
    Customs Agents Seize Rat Meat From Africa At O’Hare Airport

    CHICAGO (CBS) — Customs agents seized 32 pounds of rat meat from Africa, carried by a passenger from the Ivory Coast.

    Steve Bansbach, with U.S. Customs and Border Protection, said the passenger claimed he was carrying meat, which required an immediate inspection.

    Inspectors determined it was rat meat and it has been destroyed.

    While rat meat is consumed as food in some countries, officials here say the meat can introduce disease into the U.S. agricultural system.

    Bansbach said the man had not been fined. The meat was seized on June 26.
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    Ok which one of you's was traveling w/ snake food?

    But she’s starrrrrving!

    Last edited by Reinz; 07-19-2019 at 12:41 AM.
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