US Customs Agents Seize Rat Meat at Chicago’s O’Hare Airport

Customs officials prohibit the entry of African meats to prevent the spread of African swine fever.

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CHICAGO (AP) — Officials say U.S. Customs and Border Protection agents at Chicago’s O’Hare International Airport thwarted a man’s attempt to import several pounds of African rat meat. Customs spokesman Steve Bansbach said that the man declared the 32 pounds of meat on June 26 when his flight arrived from the Ivory Coast. The meat was confiscated and destroyed. Bansbach says the man did not face a fine and continued on his journey because he was forthcoming…

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