New Problem for Officials at US-Mexico Border: Smuggled Eggs

Border officials say that high prices are driving an increase in attempts to smuggle eggs from Mexico into the United States, saying they’ve seen an increase in the number of attempts to smuggle the food item.
“The San Diego Field Office has recently noticed an increase in the number of eggs intercepted at our ports of entry,” Director of Field Operations Jennifer De La O wrote on Tuesday. “As a reminder, uncooked eggs are prohibited entry from Mexico into the U.S. Failure to declare agriculture items can result in penalties of up to $10,000.”
Over the past year, the price of eggs has soared in supermarkets across the U.S. As of December, Grade A Large eggs cost about $4.25 per dozen, on average, more than twice the price from the $1.79 average in December in 2021, data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics show….

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