I wonder what the street value of all that illegal bologna was?

bolognaby Dottie Mae

Big Border Bologna Bust: U.S. seizes nearly 400 pounds of illegal Mexican meat
[Via Boing Boing]

U.S. Customs and Border Patrol officers intercepted 385 pounds of Mexican bologna after finding the contraband luncheon meat behind the seat of a pickup truck stopped at the port of Santa Teresa, New Mexico, last Friday. I wonder how they sniffed that one out. Guess the smuggler didn’t do a very good job of hiding the salami, so to speak.


My baloney has a first name. It’s I-L-L-E-G-A-L. My baloney has a second name. It’s I-M-P-O-R-T-A-T-I-O-N.

The worry is that since pork is used in the bologna that there could be nasty parasites and stuff in the meat. Could well be true which is why I always choose name brands with my processed foods.

Then if I develop food poisoning and die, my heirs have someone to sue.

Of course, the real purpose, as some of the commenters mentioned, might be that bringing in a smelly meat just before the weed truck can mess up the dog’s sense of smell. Perhaps enough to get the truck through.

I wonder if that is true.