Egg Smuggling is on The Rise at Texas-Mexico Border
As we all know, the price of eggs have gone through the roof recently. The average price of eggs right now is over $4 a dozen and currently eggs in the Victoria area eggs are $5.29 for a dozen of Hill Country Fare and $8.99 for and 18-count at HEB. The average price for a dozen of eggs in Mexico is averaging at $3.74, according to the article.
According to the CBP, the increase of the price of eggs has led to an increase in egg smuggling at the Texas-Mexico border. As reported by KENS-TV in San Antonio, Customs and Border Protection public affairs specialist Francisco Rodriguez says the agency has seen a 300% increase in egg seizures within the past month.
In case you didn't know, it is illegal to bring raw eggs from Mexico into the United States. You can however bring cooked eggs across the border. For example: the eggs inside of your already prepared breakfast taco. You can also bring hard boiled eggs across as well, since they are considered 'sterilized.' If you are caught smuggling eggs, you could be fined up to $300.00 if the eggs are not declared at the border.
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