Whoa, There: Horse Genitals, Yak Milk Among Items Seized at U.S. Airport

U.S. Customs and Border Protection agents stopped two women who arrived into the country packing horse genitals and other illegal animal products from Mongolia.Baltimore's WJZ-TV reported that in addition to nearly 42 pounds of horse meat hidden in juice boxes - including 13 pounds' worth of horse genitals - agents at Washington Dulles International Airport seized three litres of yak milk in last month's incident and incinerated it all.The U.S. prohibits horse meat from entering the country without official certification for fear of spreading disease."Customs and Border Protection takes no pleasure in seizing and destroying travelers' food products," customs official Wayne Biondi told the station. "We're in the business of protecting America's agriculture industries, like the livestock industry, from the potential introduction of animal diseases posed by these unpermitted food products."One of the women told officials the meat was for medicinal purposes. Neither was charged.  Continue reading...

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