CBP agriculture specialist intercept harmful pest in Mexican shipments
POSTED: Tuesday, March 19, 2013 - 9:38am
UPDATED: Friday, December 27, 2013 - 6:10am
BROWNSVILLE, TEXAS (KVEO NEWSCENTER 23) — The U.S. Custom and Border Protection agriculture specialist intercept more than $1.3 million in seizures and penalties.
Agriculture specialist, at various Brownsville port of entries, reported of quarantining a number of live pest that could harm agricultural crops, plants and trees in the United States.
The pest were discovered in in wooden pallets, containing merchandise, being imported into the U.S. from Mexico. The pest were identified and the shipment of merchandise was re-exported back to Mexico.
Penalties totaling $1.3 million were issued to importers.