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Woman travels overseas with raw brains and tongues in her luggage

By Mason White 5:11 PM February 15, 2017
Seized raw animal body parts and organs
By: Alexis Bell

(Scroll down for video) A woman who engages in the trade of raw animal body parts and organs, traveled overseas with meat hidden in her luggage, according to U.S. Customs and Border Patrol.

U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) agriculture specialists working at the Dallas Fort Worth International Airport seized various animal parts, organs, and glands from a traveler arriving from Vietnam on Saturday.

CBP seized 22 pounds of raw pig, chicken, and cow meat, brains, hearts, tongues, heads, and other body parts.

The prohibited meat was discovered when the traveler, a permanent resident of the U.S., arrived at DFW and was referred for a baggage exam.

She provided a negative customs declaration, and during an inspection of her luggage, CBP agriculture specialists discovered the meat inside one of her bags.

“Customs and Border Protection agriculture specialists work diligently to prevent the introduction of diseases into the U.S.” said Dallas CBP Port Director Cleatus Hunt Jr.

“These kinds of meat products are potential carriers for harmful diseases that could result in devastating effects on our agriculture industry,” Hunt added.

There are restrictions on meat and meat products that travelers may bring to the U.S. as they could carry diseases.