NEWARK – The federal government of a New Jersey port took one million pounds of pork smuggled into the country from China.
U.S. Customs and Border Protection told Bloomberg News that the authorities feared that the meat could be contaminated with African swine fever virus. The virus is not dangerous for people, but it can dry out pets.
CPB said the pork was smuggled over several weeks in containers where the meat was hidden by packets of noodles and detergent.
The meat hole comes after CPB and other authorities stopped a massive cocaine shipment worth $ 77 million on the New Jersey port.
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