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IPFS News Link • Mexican United States Relations

Egg smuggling cases double at US-Mexico border as prices skyrocket

• By MaryAnn Martinez

Alongside the usual shipments of drugs and guns confiscated at the US border, customs officers are intercepting a surprising commodity – eggs.

Traffickers are attempting to sneak thousands of Mexican "huevos" across the border per week after skyrocketing prices have made them a hot property, costing up to $8 per dozen in certain parts of America.

Customs and Border Protection (CBP) said they saw an uptick of 108% in egg seizures in the last three months of 2022, according to Border Report and violators end up having to shell out for a fine of up to $10,000.